full C Drive

  DINKY66 20:15 13 Nov 2010

My C drice is 80% full. I have bought an external hard drive and transfered all my music and pics. is it possible to move program files??

what else can i move to the hard drive to free up some space

  Strawballs 20:19 13 Nov 2010

If you move program files they will not work as the registry will still look in the C drive for them

  DINKY66 20:46 13 Nov 2010

ok - thanks. suppose i better leave that where it is then :)

  Paddylad 21:59 13 Nov 2010

Hi, 80% full is way too much and you took the correct action in getting an external HDD.
What size is the C drive? Maybe a larger one would help speed up your PC. Leave at least 70% clear.

  GaT7 22:16 13 Nov 2010

You don't mention which OS, but there are ways to clean your hard drive & you could recover a significant amount of space, e.g. click here.

Try for at least a 40-50% clear C: drive (70% may be too much to ask) & your laptop will be quicker for it. G

  robin_x 01:39 14 Nov 2010

Ways to make more space.

Run cCleaner click here;1

If you don't use hibernation, disable it.
Delete old Restore points. Or delete them all, then make two new ones. (two because restore points are fickle)
Search c:\*.* and sort results by size. Look for large files (eg movies/big applications) that you no longer use/want. Delete/Uninstall.
Be careful though.

  DINKY66 12:06 14 Nov 2010

OS ???

lap top has not been running slow and i noticed by accident that it was 90% full - seemed to happen over night. i have moved pics and music and that took it to 80%

I have cloicked on the two links above and nothing happens

  gengiscant 12:39 14 Nov 2010

Use this do determine where the space is being usedclick here

  GaT7 13:33 14 Nov 2010

OS = operating system. i.e. XP, Vista, Win7

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