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What's using memory?


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#1 SlowAcer

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:34 PM

Hi,
I have an Acer travelmate 2420 Laptop computer and my C drive is almost full. It says that I only have 2.59 GB free of 37.2 GB. How can I find what is using up the memory? It is just a laptop used at home. I have about 900MB on programs/software installed, so how can I find out what else is using the other 34GB?

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:49 PM

That's not memory, that's disk space. You can use a program such as treesize to check: http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

The likelihood is that system restore is using a great deal of space. You can use disk cleanup to delete all but the current restore point.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for that - I will give it a go.
Regarding the system restore . . . Originally I only had one restore point, but I followed instructions (from somewhere) that showed how you could tweak something to save more restore points. As my previous XP computer had several restore points, which I liked, I changed this one to give me more restore points. I may have to change this back again. Can you advise me on what it was I changed?

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:33 AM

I'm guessing in increased the space allotted to System Restore (System Properties - System Restore)




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