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  • Started 7 years ago by beatevilnius
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beatevilnius
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ok, so the advice given far below worked....

then I downloaded a file from the internet (120 MB) but all downloads go to the E drive, should not affect the C drive. I moved it also onto my USB thingy, and already the space was down vastly. (perhaps everything passes through C and something sticks???)

Also loaded loads of CDs onto my Ipod (the music library is not on the C drive). Now again the hard disk is full - but I don't know where all that stuff is and what the stuff is. The paging file is on D all right.

To make space I removed quicktime since I never use it, then found that Itunes does not work without it (arrghh) and in the process of it all the Ipod has frozen, but presumably it'll get over it once the battery has run out...

Now I'm again down to 63 MB.... Where does it all go and what is it?

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My computer is partitioned into C, D, E, f drives one of which runs Linux, and the C drive runs windows. I made it 10 Gb at the time, but out came only about 4.6 GB and now it keeps filling up. Most of my programmes are already installed in the D drive.

Any other ideas?

Thanks
Posted 3 days ago #
thedudester
Posts: 34

Most likely the free space is being eaten by your pagefile, c:\pagefile.sys. If you go into the advanced system settings you should be able to change the pagefile to the D: drive, reboot and then you can delete the file if it's still there.

You can also turn off system restore if it's enabled.
Posted 3 days ago #
beatevilnius
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wow, it worked - brilliant. did not find a pagefile.sys file as such but found another way of fiddling with it.

Thanks!
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beatevilnius
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Skye
Skye
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This probably isn't the answer you are looking for, but hard disk real-estate is cheaper than ever. It used to be that a dollar per GB was a good price, but things have substantially changed. Newegg has a 250GB external by Seagate currently going for $75. You should be worrying about GBs, not MBs. Internal drives are cheaper and faster (unless the external uses eSATA), but it is hard to match the plug-n-play abilities of a solid USB HDD. I hope this helps.

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