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how to limit profile size in WinXP Home Ed.

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#1 BossHog


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:29 PM

I have windows XP Home edition. My family shares a desktop and one of the family members downloads large files onto their desktop and MyDocuments folder. This ran hard drive free memory to under 200MB so I had to erase 3Gb of my files. Is there anyway to limit the amount of storage a profile uses? I am the only system administrator on my desktop. Thanks!

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:05 PM

I'd suggest Windows SteadyState. Free here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...is/default.mspx
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:04 PM

Anything else out there?

I tried this program for a few days and did not like the setup. I did not see a way to allow users to save files but a cap on capacity of the user profile. Thanks.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:49 AM

My tip is to do the following.

1.Make so that IE temporary folder is set in C:\TEMP and not into the profile as it is on default setting.
2.Set default download folder to C:\Download (or something suiting)
3.Move the My document folder to either C:\Download or if you have a D:\ move it there and call it what ever..

these 3 will remove the biggest factors of big files and trash files in the profile.

The problem is that most programs have default temp folders under
C:\Documents and Settings\username

and that will make your profiles grow in size very fast.

Edited by Luser, 17 November 2008 - 07:50 AM.

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