I have just backed up my c: drive - all 12+ gb of it. I don't know why it's so big. I have looked at all the files (hidden ones too) and can only total around 6 or 7gb at the most. Where are the other gbs hiding?
HP Pavilion t580, Windows XP Home edition. Programme files are 4.45gb, Windows 2.16gb, hp 848mb and the rest just small numbers.
Can this all be system restore? I have already reduced it from 12% to 6%?
Diodorus Siculus - the HDD is already partitioned - into three bits, c: with Windows etc, e: with back up of XP put there by manufacturer, and d: where I store pics, files etc.
I have flight sim 2004 on c drive and I know I should uninstall and put it to d but I just haven't got round to it yet. Being a programme I presume I can't just copy it over....... I suppose I could uninstall and reinstall to d: some of my other apps as well but am not sure how easy that is to do with stuff that I don't have a cd for ie came ready installed.
6% for restore points gives 7.2gb - how much does anyone think is a realistic size to have?
leo49, thanks for your comment on recycle bin - I empty that fairly regularly and temp files and cookies too - I'm quite tidy-minded!
In theory is it possible to lower the virtual memory when I want to backup the hard drive and increase it again when I'm finished?
It seems pretty high, on the other hand it's not doing any harm - I just want to reduce the hard drive as much as I can for backup purposes. System restore is obviously a case in point, and next time I'll certainly get rid of all but the latest one before backing up.