Thanks dc3 and Stang777 for helpful replies
As Stang notice I do have over 15% of free space. For last 8-10 months I have had keep eye on free space on this C:\ drive
I have and use many programs and I store most stuff on second 120 GB HD which only has 15GB free.
Yes I do lot with Pictures and video clips
Gentlemen I have now come up with ideal that this large 3.9GB tmp file is or has to do with Restore points.
This computer for some reason creats restore point daily at present time going back to Feb 15th System checkpoint it says.
Thatís 25 Restore points. WAY TOO MANY
Yesterday I changed % of space allowed for restore points from 12% (4579) mb to 6% (2389) mb I have turned off computer - shut down 4-5 times since doing this and there are no changes all restore points are still there.
I have 2 other newer / faster computers with Larger C: drive and Much larger 2nd drives BUT this is U could say MY number #1 computer
for 3-4 yrs has always operated very smooth and never problem. IBM 6229 - 20U 2.4 with one GB Rdram memory.
Just let U know I also have 3 External HD I use back up different drives / computers
I am going to go into settings for Restore points and Turn off Restore points and this will Delete / remove all restore points.
Run Defrag program and see what it comes up with.
Then I am going disconnect 2nd HD and hook up 120 or 250 GB HD and then Clone C:\ drive to 2nd HD
After I make sure the new 120 or 250GB HD operates OK (after 2-3 days use) If needed I will run search .temp and if it comes up with this Large tmp file I will hook back up the 40GB HD and Delete this Large tmp file. Later I will do same thing and delete all .tmp files found when run search and as I said earlier there are over 200 of these and few others.
I have just bought two 750 GB HD which I will start use as 2nd HD (storage)
This all sounds simple delete tmp files BUT after person or in my case delete all these tmp files in temp folder or with disk clean up
then do search for .temp (and or) .tmp I come up with all these others.But then again - why do it simple if you can make it difficult
I not sure how I ever got started on this but I have learned few things by doing so.
HEY I am 71 yrs of age and there is just not enough hours / minutes in a day
Edited by 10garem, 11 March 2009 - 05:12 PM.