Lost space on Hard Drive

  Spr 21:53 14 Aug 2006

I’m using Windows XP Pentium 4, 1000gb RAM.
Over the past month I seem to be losing space on my Hard Drive it is only 50gb big enough for what I want. I was using 10.5gb 4 weeks ago now it is 12.5gb.
I have installed a couple of programmes and uninstalled them using Advanced Uninstaller PRO 2006, I have also ran CCLeaner, Regseeker. I have know idea where the extra 2gb have come from.
Running Duplicate File in Advanced Uninstaller there are 408 Duplicate Files in 200 Different Groups, there are a number of ATI Support files and plenty of Empty Folder Group can I safely delete them or should I leave them alone.

  Diodorus Siculus 22:21 14 Aug 2006

Not sure of those but often system restore will take up a lot of space. Go into it and reduce the space it uses.

  gudgulf 22:22 14 Aug 2006

I would leave "duplicate" files well alone....they might not be true duplicates and you could damage your Windows installation.

Try doing a "Disk Cleanup" in Windows and under the More Options tab remove all but the last System Restore point......System Restore by default will use up to 12.5% of your hard drive space.I suspect it is the culprit in your case.

Alternatively you could leave well alone....you still have loads of space left.

SequoiaView click here is a usefull tool for identifying what is using the space on your drive....just in case it isn,t Syatem Restore.

  De Marcus™ 22:22 14 Aug 2006

Are you running Norton?

  FelixTCat 22:28 14 Aug 2006


Things to check:

Recycle bin

Temp file

Temporary internet files

Try this program, Treesize click here

It's free and will tell you the space occupied by every folder on your disk.



  sean-278262 22:57 14 Aug 2006

Google video player or any similar ones save video files to Documents/My Videos. This may account for some of the space used.

  woodchip 23:02 14 Aug 2006

As above Restore consumes a lot. Set your C:\ drive to about 7%

Turn it off for all other partitions

  Spr 08:15 15 Aug 2006

De Marcus
Yes I'm running Norton

  De Marcus™ 08:24 15 Aug 2006

Check the Norton system protected recycle bin (Ithink that's what it's called).

  Spr 09:11 15 Aug 2006

Thanks I'm now down to 9.75gb

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