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#1 500jamie

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:33 AM

my computer is running slow i tried to defrag it but my disk doesn't have enough free space .which files do i delete to free up space i have files and updates from 3 yrs ago do i keep these or delete them.thanks    



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:41 AM

first, do not delete windows updates, if that is the updates you are referring to. If you are running that low on disk space, I would first run c cleaner, (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download) which will remove temp files as well as a number of other space holders, and i would then run tree size free (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/treesize-free/

) as this will tell you what is using the majority of your disk space. Once you know what is using the space, you can re-post the results to have someone let you know what would be safe to remove and what would not be.


 

 

 


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:55 AM

How large is the Windows partition?  How large is the hard drive?  How much free space is there on the Windows partition?

 

You can use the following tool to see what takes up space on your drive:  WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.html .

 

Generally...video, graphics, and music files...are unnecessary files located on the Windows partitions of many users.  These files can be moved to any other partition or stored on removeable storage.

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:03 AM

Run the CLEANMGR.exe (http://ss64.com/nt/cleanmgr.html) first.

Options that can be chosen for cleanup:

Temporary Internet Files
Temporary Setup Files
Downloaded Program Files
Old Chkdsk Files
Recycle Bin
Temporary Files
Temporary Offline Files
Offline Files
Compress Old Files
Catalog Files for the Content Indexer
 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:02 PM

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