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Hard drive showing only 3% free space


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#1 missmuffy

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:13 PM

Hello.

I have a 40GB harddrive that is showing only 1.6GB of free space. I have done a search of the very very few files on my drive and cannot find what is taking up all the room. Before Xmas I upgraded my processor and motherboard and Windows needed a reinstall, I am now wondering if all my stuff is somehow on another profile? My brother and dad I left in charge of this re-install and now I'm wondering why my stuff has vanished.

Can somebody help me acess my harddrive properly so I can clean it out?
Um if you need more inform, please ask, I'm not great at explainig things without prompts!

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:21 PM

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:22 PM

Can you go to My Computer then C: Drive and see if you have 2 windows folders one called Windows.old or Windows.000 and Windows?

Your other stuff should be located in C:\Documents and Settings on Windows XP

C\Users on Windows Vista and 7.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 03:41 PM

It just says Windows, no other windows files.

Also when I rightclick documents and settings, then check properties, it shows 12GB size. I go into the file and the most I can find is 5gb of stuff.

Edited by missmuffy, 07 May 2011 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 03:43 PM

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/

Download treesize and run it. It will show you where the space is being used.




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