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Windows 7: Skydrive removed from PC, but files still on C drive

09 Dec 2013   #1
Deno111

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Skydrive removed from PC, but files still on C drive

I unlinked and uninstalled skydrive from my laptop, but all the files and icon for skydrive are still there.

I have run out of space on C drive and will just access from the net until I can upgrade my PC.

How do I remove the files from my hard drive, but not lose them from the cloud?

Thanks.


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10 Dec 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Deno mate personally I do not use the cloud I am really paranoid about my data. But in short why not just back up them to an external and then delete them from the HDD that way if the cloud does get deleted then you will still have them.
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10 Dec 2013   #3
Deno111

Windows 7
 
 

Hi ICit2lol,
Thanks for your suggestion. I did back them up to an external drive, and it crashed, and I lost everything. So I am a bit paranoid like you, but with external drives.
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10 Dec 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Deno for that very purpose I never use anything larger than a 500GB drive and always Seagate if I can. My reasoning is the larger the drive the more data it holds so two or three smaller ones to me are preferable to even a 1TB one.
Had one once and it went south so why I do what I do. But I suppose it depends on the amount of data eh?
Again I ma even more paranoid about the cloud to be honest you cannot see it so to me it is not something I have a great faith in. Besides who knows what or who is accessing th data "offshore"??
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10 Dec 2013   #5
Deno111

Windows 7
 
 

Yep, all good points. I mainly store photos, but some personal stuff too.

I may go with 2 new external drives.
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10 Dec 2013   #6
angeljames

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One disk performance item is to 'compress contents' and 'allow index service'. These help optimize file recovery speed & save disk space.
Start> my computer> right click 'c' drive> properties> general tab: here check both boxes & 'OK'.

Don't freak out: it may say 3 days or more to run, but this time drops dramatically as the process advances. Just walk away and let 'er run for the duration: it will self close when done.
Depending on the files & sizes, it may take several hours to do (maybe do it at night before bed?).
When done, run 'CCleaner' (http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/)...
& defrag the drive.

Once every 3 months run the 'disk check' which will look for physical problems on Hard Drive disk sectors.
For XP do this: Start> my computer> right click 'c' drive> properties> tools> error check: here check both boxes, then OK. The next time you cold boot your system, this process will run (maybe 30-60 minutes) fixing disk errors(if any).

Run CCelaner:
To keep a Windows system running at peak efficiency, registry cleaning is one important procedure (among many others).
For your 1st few uses, have checked the 'show prompt to back up registry files'; open CC> Options> Advanced> check the 'show prompt...' box; then tick the 'yes' or confirm to back up the registry. (It gets saved to the 'c' drive, as 'ccxxxxxx')
Back up your first couple of registry cleanings, and if your unit gets ungovernable, restore those files. (I've never had to do it, so I can't tell you how). After that the cleanings will be for empty folders or other junk so backup likely won't be necessary.
Also, it's handy to put a shortcut to CC in your recycle bin folder so you don't have to open the app. every time.
CC> Options> Settings> tick the 'Add Run CC Option to Recycle bin'
Also, if you use your browsing history a lot, you may want to un-check that box on the 'Cleaner> Internet Explorer' > History box; (otherwise, it clears your history file).
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10 Dec 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep well doing it that is ok if one has the time but its a personal thing I suppose.

Backing up the registry always needs doing with CC I know but as a rule I always back it up using the regedit feature after a fresh install and at random intervals when I think necessary.

Registry - Backup and Restore I do mine as per my pic


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