Running out of disk space

  Myles 10:43 04 Jun 2005

I am fast running out of disk space on my "C" drive, but have loads on a second drive. I have deleted everything I can but now need to move programs or system folders to clear more space, any ideas?

  boot-it-out 11:01 04 Jun 2005

You don't say what you've tried to free up space on your C: drive so try these :

1. Double Click "My Computer", Right click your C: Drive and click "Properties" then "Disc Cleanup"
You will see how much space can be reclaimed by deleting Temp Internet files etc.

2. Check your System Restore settings ( Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore ) if running Win Xp - these can use up a lot of your HD space. Delete some older Restore points if you think you won't need them - like if you have a couple of recent restore points and everything is working fine.

3. Don't try moving system files or folders that's asking for trouble.

4. UNINSTALL programs and then re-install them, specifying your other HD during the installation. You can't just "Cut & Paste" a Program from one drive to the other as there will be system files all over the place in addition to those in the Program Files folder.

5. After this do a Defrag of your C: Drive to tidy it up. ( Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Disc Defragmenter ).

All the best,

  VoG II 11:04 04 Jun 2005

You can also move My Documents click here

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