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#1 Bojac

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:31 AM

so i reinstaled xp and like mydocuments was replaced this was an undesierable affect, but they space that all the stuff in my documents is still taken up, "my documents" took up a bit of space gb wise but how can i get to those files seeing as how they still take up my hard drive?

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:43 AM

Windows Explorer is the best tool for handling files. Start>All programs>Accessories>Windows Explorer.

In the left hand pane it shows you drives and folders, in the rh pane it shows the contents of whatever you select in the left.

The old files could be hidden. Here is a tutorial on viewing hidden files: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...dows-tut62.html

Do you know if your hard drive is partitioned for NTFS of FAT32?

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:50 AM

If only they were hidden it would be so easy but no. All of that stuff is in computer limbo it simply isn't there but it still takes up harddrive space. huh

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:12 PM

if it is taking up space it is there somewhere.

when you reinstalled windows xp you may have created a new account, so the old files won't be visible.

Log on as administrator, if you have xp home you must log on in safe mode to get into administrator account. Then search for missing files, if you find them move them out of the users folder and into a folder under the c drive.

When you log back on to the new account you can then get into this folder and arrange the files to your liking

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:54 PM

I will give it a shot hope it works




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