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#1 whytewolf

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:55 PM

I have a hard drive of that holds 76.3 G, Now when I "select all" it reads 28.4 G used but unselected it says that used space is 74.7 G used. I know time to format. My question is how can I find out what the old data is and how can I read it or even see part of the fragmented files. :thumbsup: I want to relic hunt, any PC Archaeologists out there?

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#2 Charybdis

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:26 PM

Hidden system files and folder can certainly take up a lot of space depending on their settings. Try showing hidden and system files and then use
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/spacemonger.html

Spacemonger gives a easy to understand GUI to let you explore the used space on your pc

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:14 AM

What sort of computer you got?

Brand? model? laptop? stationary? OS?
Dont want to have problems with your computer?
Solution : install a good free anti virus, anti spyware & and stay away from misleading applications. Update your OS and vital programs as often as you can, to shut down those open security holes.
Stay away from shareware and trailware applications, avoid installing browser addins and toolbars. Read up on things before trying new applications.

Learn more about : Viruses, malmware & trojans | Need a bootdisk? | Want to know what that EventID mean? | Cybercrimes what is that?




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