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#1 aallen101

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

So I just went to defragment my hard drive, and it tells me that there's only 2% free space left. :blink: Is there a better way to be sure? thanks, andy.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:55 PM

Hi -
Please follow This short Tutorial if you are not sure how to post a screen shot of Defragmenter.
Then click the ADD REPLY Tab and you can browse to where the shot is saved and Upload it - It will only take a few minutes to do this.
Then we can see exactly what the situation actually is like. From your post it is always hard to be 100% sure of the situation -

This will then allow us to further advise you on the next step -

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Edited by noknojon, 30 July 2012 - 11:56 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:03 AM

Let's start by emptying the recycle bin and reducing the space allotted to System Restore and the Temporary Internet Files folder. Then download and run treesize and let's see where the space is being used
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

im not sure on how to reduce allotted space for system restore and temporary internet files first.?? :crazy:

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:16 AM

http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/turn-off-or-reduce-system-restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43131.html

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:22 AM

Hi,

Reduce allotted space for system restore:
Right mouse click on My Computer on your Desktop or in your start menu --> Properties-->click System Restore tab-->highlight your system drive and click Settings. Move the slider from Max to half way toward Min. Click OK, Apply, OK.

Reduce allotted space for temporary internet files:
Start Internet Explorer -->Tools-->Internet Options-->under Browsing History, click Settings-->adjust Disk space to use-->OK.

Reboot computer.



Edit: Allan beat me to it.

Edited by Artrooks, 31 July 2012 - 08:23 AM.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:28 AM

I'm on it. I'm in the process of backing up some files (a lot of pics). thank you.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:35 AM

for the temporary internet files, should there a specfic number that I should lower it to? andy

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

No, it's up to you. Don't make it too small though. You can always reset it later once we resolve your problem.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

I'm on it. I'm in the process of backing up some files (a lot of pics). thank you.

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Your Pictures and any Music you wish to keep are always safer when put on CDs or DVDs in case of failures -

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:46 PM

defrag needs 10% to 15% free space to work , just burn pics & music to discs until you have enough free space.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:50 AM

Thanks, I'm in the process of backing up and moving my pics to a back up, external hard drive. Does anyone know of the best way to back my itunes music? andy. :busy:

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:54 AM

Can you download any Songs / Music that you want to keep to CDs -

They will keep for years, and you can always Re-copy to other CDs to make more music mixes -

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:19 AM

Hi,

Does anyone know of the best way to back my itunes music?


iTunes: Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive

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