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Windows 7: disc space program

14 Feb 2012   #1
gopher1

windows home 32bit
 
 
disc space program

hi
can anyone tell me of a program that will show me where my hard drive disk space is being used.

i have deleted all the files and programs i don't need but am at a loss as to where the space is being used?

Id like to locate and know whats using what and where in my pc


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14 Feb 2012   #2
derekimo

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

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14 Feb 2012   #3
gopher1

windows home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gopher1 View Post
hi
can anyone tell me of a program that will show me where my hard drive disk space is being used.

i have deleted all the files and programs i don't need but am at a loss as to where the space is being used?

Id like to locate and know whats using what and where in my pc
hi
thanks for that........... it has pointed out the problem

i am using dsf4 free version , my windows folder in c drive is showing 40 GB that can not be right? does that sound wrong to u and if so what files should i look to delete

the other folders look ok with 5-20 gb
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14 Feb 2012   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gopher1 View Post
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i am using dsf4 free version , my windows folder in c drive is showing 40 GB that can not be right? does that sound wrong to u and if so what files should i look to delete

the other folders look ok with 5-20 gb
you can safely delete anything in windows/temp, so long as it's not currently in use - order it by date, then select and delete everything older than today.

make sure that you also showing hidden files, so you can zap them as well.

or start typing cleanup into your startmenu searchbox, and select 'Disk Cleanup' from the results. this should winkle out all the useless junk on your drive(s).
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14 Feb 2012   #5
gopher1

windows home 32bit
 
 
disk space solved

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gopher1 View Post
hi
can anyone tell me of a program that will show me where my hard drive disk space is being used.

i have deleted all the files and programs i don't need but am at a loss as to where the space is being used?

Id like to locate and know whats using what and where in my pc
solved...............

thank you so much

i went in and looked around at the various folders and quickly saw the temp folder had 16 GB

so i deleted that, im now ok

thanks again its a great program
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14 Feb 2012   #6
gopher1

windows home 32bit
 
 
disk space hidden files

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gopher1 View Post
...

i am using dsf4 free version , my windows folder in c drive is showing 40 GB that can not be right? does that sound wrong to u and if so what files should i look to delete

the other folders look ok with 5-20 gb
you can safely delete anything in windows/temp, so long as it's not currently in use - order it by date, then select and delete everything older than today.

make sure that you also showing hidden files, so you can zap them as well.

or start typing cleanup into your startmenu searchbox, and select 'Disk Cleanup' from the results. this should winkle out all the useless junk on your drive(s).
how do i see or find hidden files and how do i know i don't need them?

ive done disk clean up and now think making a movie will have to be done by editing out the best footage and exporting to an avi file losing one generation in the process
but will have enough disk space to do the movie in c drive
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14 Feb 2012   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, forget that about the hidden files. i wrongly thought that you wouldn't be able to see the windows temp folder if hidden files/folders were hidden.

if you need any help with your video editing, then you know where to ask! although do make a new thread in the 'music, pictures and video' section of the forums.
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14 Feb 2012   #8
gopher1

windows home 32bit
 
 
disk space solved

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
sorry, forget that about the hidden files. i wrongly thought that you wouldn't be able to see the windows temp folder if hidden files/folders were hidden.

if you need any help with your video editing, then you know where to ask! although do make a new thread in the 'music, pictures and video' section of the forums.
ok im done here and will move over to the music.pictures and video

thanks again
your great
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