I have an Acer laptop running XP Home SP3. The hard drive, as with Acers, is partitionedDisc C shows a capacity of 25.7 Gb – 19.4Gb used and 6.27 Gbfree.Disc D has a capacity of 26.2 with 25.9 freeI only use Disc C. I did not think I had a lot on this Disc C. However, when I go into My Computer>properties and look at information about the various files it reads as follows:Acer 111MbDocuments and Settings 4.90 GbIntel Wifi 213KbSysinfo 37MbBook 2.64MbDotnetfix 39.1MbMy Downloads 12MbProgram Files 3.19GbValue Add 8.84MbI386 463MbMy Games 7.58 MbQuickenw 696KbWindows 6.21GbThink I have added these up correctly and they come to nearly 15 Gb. So where is the other 4.4 GB of the 19.4 Gb used and why should Windows be using 6.21GbWould welcome your comments on how to reduce the amount used up on C Disc and what I can do to improve the situation and to find the missing 4.4 Gb
12% for System Restore by default,pagefile and hibernation file usually total over a GB on a modern system to name a few causes. Use this; click here
Thanks brundle - I have System restore set to 10% but is that 2.57 Gb not included in the windows figure of 6.21.Sorry for my ignorance but what is pagefile and hibernation file. I dont put my laptop into hibernation?
Pagefile is used when the computer runs short of physical memory. click here . No hibernate file if you don't use it so discount that.
The Recycle Bin also uses up 10% of your HDD by default you can reduce that in its propertiesMake sure you empty it first before adjusting
Thanks for that BigCam - just reduced it to 5%. Wondered if I could reduce it any further?
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