used disc space

  mobileman1953 16:14 04 Mar 2005

i have a 80 gig hard drive and up until a few days ago i had use 5 gig of space, now suddenly it says i have used 13.5 gig of disc space i have not downloaded any programs or installed any can anyone explain where the disc space has gone

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 16:15 04 Mar 2005

Have you run Disk Clean Up tool to see what temporary files can be wiped from the drive?

  the-george 17:49 04 Mar 2005

You do not say which o/s you are using.If it is ME or XP with system restore then I would make a new Restore point then revert back to a point prior to the problem.

before this, have a good look through Win Explorer and try to pick out any suspiciously large files and make a note of them - check if they are still there after the system restore.

Might also be useful to run a virus check and spyware check as well as the system cleanup suggested above before you create the system restore point.

Just one other point - Could this be the swap file in use? Somebody else may be able to advise on that.

  FelixTCat 18:05 04 Mar 2005

Download this program and run it. It will tell you what size all your directoties are: click here That will identify what is using up all the space.

  mobileman1953 18:19 05 Mar 2005

thanks for your help still cant find whats using space but i have plenty left so i will tick as resolved

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