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Help Re: Hd Full, But No Files


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#1 taiwan4lee

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:44 PM

hi there,

can anyone advise as to why one of my hard drives says it's full
but there are no files there?

thx,

lee

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:23 PM

Could it be that all of the files on the drive are hidden?
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#3 taiwan4lee

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:34 PM

"ryan 3000"

i'm not very pc savy, could u please tell me how i can findout if that is the case?

thx,

lee

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 12:30 PM

If you are using Windows XP,at Start, Control Panel, Folder Options select the View tab. In the Advanced settings: list:

1. At Hidden files and folders enable (click) the Show hidden files and folders button.

2. Just below that, uncheck (clear) Hide extensions for known file types.

3. Just below that, uncheck (clear) Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

This should allow you to see all the files and folders on your drives. Just be careful when dealing with any of the "protected" files and folders.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:08 PM

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thx for your help, i followed your instuctions, but the files there only add up to abt 1 g on a 24 g drive.
do you have any idea what any other problems might be?

thx again

lee




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