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#1 Midlife Crisis

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 05:22 PM

Hi people

I have a 240gig hard drive which is partitioned into to drives C 20gig and D 220 gig

I am running XP Home /Pro on the C drive and any downloads are sent to D drive.

Now XP has grown so that the C drive is nearly full, is there any way of getting more space for the c drive.

I am not game to go into the C drive and delete things in case I stuff it up.

thanks for any help

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 05:31 PM

I have a 20GB partition for my XP SP3 installation as well, and have 10GB of free space on it. You might want to take a close look as to just what you have on the partition besides the XP.

Remember that anything that you transfer to the other partition will have to be deleted from the C: partition to fully delete it.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 08:05 PM

thanks

That is the problem not know what I can move without causeing problems with the computer and programs.

Thanks
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 09:27 PM

Any application or files that you have created can be moved.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:06 AM

Ok

I tried to move a few things that I have installed , when I do I get a warning box saying that if I move or rename this it may not work.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 02:34 AM

Hi
I downloaded SequoiaView and when i went through it was showing more than one Inbox,deleted items etc for outlook express what is the deal there?

Also it showed these folder2 which have between them nearly 6gig

C:\288.Temp
C:\ pagefile
C:\Hiber fil.sys

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:01 AM

C:\288.Temp this is a temp file, but I have no idea what specifically it is, what happens when you put you pointer on it? Doe is show any size or is it empty? If it is empty you can delete it.

C:\ pagefile is the paging file for the virtual memory, you don't want to delete this.

C:\Hiber fil.sys is the the hibernation feature, you don't want to delete it either.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:06 AM

Hi

its shows it as a 1.31gig temp file modified on 3/08/2007

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:10 AM

Did you try to open it to see what it is?

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:21 AM

Ok I tried to open it and windows said it cannot find the program, do i want it to search the internet for the program

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:34 AM

Go ahead and see what it comes up with, 1.3GB is a pretty large file. If you put your pointer on it, does it give any description of the file, what type it is?

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:51 AM

Ok

It just sent me to a page with alot of info in temp

No give no Ideas on the discription or what type.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 10:50 AM

Something you can try, right click on Start, choose Explore and click on the location of this temp file. Once this is opened on the right side panel you can click and drag the file to the Recycle bin, with it there you can continue to use the computer to see if it is a file that you need, if you find that you need it you can restore is from the recycle bin.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:52 PM

Howdy

I did what you said, I have used the computer for a few hours all seems good.

thanks heaps

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