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#1 BigHal654

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:22 AM

my Hp laptop's C drive is showing me that its almost full a 86gb out of 90gb but when i when i open it up its showing my alot less than that. ive tried showing my hidden folders to see if there was anything there to show where all the space has been taken up but i have found nothing.
i have however had to reinstall windows a few times on this computer and am wondering if the older versions are still one my laptop and im just copying over them.

would this be the problem and if so how can i fix it

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:49 AM

You can use a tool like TreeSize Pro Trial - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/ to see details of the larger files, disk usage, etc.

Some restore/recovery CDs do back ups of existing installs, when a recovery/restore is made. Perhaps these are still on your system.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:09 AM

thanks for that. the program worked.i found where alot of my space has been used up.but now i have an additional problem.the file containing all the data, which is mostly movies and music, will not allow me to open it.it keeps popping up "access denied. if anyone has some info on how to get round that i would be grateful

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:10 PM

what is the file extension and where is it in the directory structure?

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:20 PM

Applicable if we are talking about files/folders in your Docs & Settings category: How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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