Help needed with Hard Disk

  Les T 12:09 26 Nov 2006

When i right click on My Documents and choose Properties it says the the size is 31.6GB, however when i manually count up the file sizes i only get about 5GB. Does anyone know why this difference occurs?

Thanks in advance.

  Strawballs 12:14 26 Nov 2006

Do you mean 31.6GB used if so are you cvounting all of the hidden system drives,system restore,temp files,temp internet files, updates of various things AV definitions need I go on, try doing a disc clean up and running something like C Cleaner
click here

  Les T 12:33 26 Nov 2006

Thanks for your response, i already have CCleaner, and have run it. It is 31.6GB used.

  Les T 20:34 26 Nov 2006


  Jake_027 20:39 26 Nov 2006

type into explorers address bar (without the quotes) 'C:\\Documents and Settings\User name\Local Settings' And check the files in there are empty


  ed-0 21:29 26 Nov 2006

Open my documents.

Click on tools > folder options > view and place a dot in " show hidden files and folders "

Right click each item in my docs, to see which is holding all the data.

Do you download video files?

  Les T 15:32 27 Nov 2006

Thanks for your help, i have done what you said, but i still manually come up with a total just short of 5GB. However, right clicking on the My Documents folder, still shows the 31.6GB.

  ed-0 15:36 27 Nov 2006

Download this free program, tree size click here

Open it up and see which folder is holding that much data.

Do you download video?

  Les T 15:40 27 Nov 2006

Sorry about that i do download video. I will download tree size and report back.
Thanks again.

  Les T 16:02 27 Nov 2006

Thank you very much, that's me sorted. Treesize found the files that were taking up all that space, turns out it was video files that i burnt to DVD, and thought i had deleted them, however they were still present in Nero Vision Express.

Much appreciated, thanks.

  ed-0 18:08 27 Nov 2006

thats good;-)

I thought it maybe videos, with file sizes as large as that.

that should give you bit more free space.

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