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Clear up alot of space (3.5 gigs for me)


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#1 The Trip

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 12:27 AM

Open up your Local Drive (C:/)
Go to
RECYCLER
->NPROTECT

Hiligh all the files
Hold shift and press the Delete key

Make sure you hold shift...otherwise the files just go right back where they are.


These Files are temporary I know, but they clear up a hell uv a lot of disk space. I was down to 4 gigs, but now its up at 8.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:20 AM

To what OS does this apply?
I have ME and could not find > Recycler > NProtect.
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:48 AM

Isn't Nprotect a leftover of Norton System Tools which replaced the Recycle bin with.. well... something else? :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:02 AM

Norton again. The more I hear about that stuff the less I like it. I'm sure your average user (and I'm including myself here) would know to hold the shift key down.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:29 AM

I had Norton at one time. Didn't like it. Didn't want it.

AVG is free and I love it.

So I guess this is not for me.

I'm just always on the lookout to free up space on this old dinosaur.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:35 AM

I'm a big fan of using CCleaner for that kind of work. Initial run removed about 4GB (that is not a typo) and I now run it before each shutdown and watch it quickly remove 10-20MB of sludge picked up whilst surfing. Just my two cents.
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 08:54 AM

Yes thanks twinsdad. I do have CCleaner. Which like you run at every shutdown. Sometimes during very heavy surfing sessions as well.


But since I run on very little memory/disk space. As I said always looking for ways to increase it.
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 11:47 AM

I was running XP. I dont think it was norton, although, I may have Downloaded a free trial, I'm dont remember. But if no one else was able to find it I guess that might be it.
So, this tip works....only if you have, or had, norton.

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Posted 25 April 2005 - 11:55 AM

Hey thats cool. It was worth a try. No big deal. :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 05:00 PM

lol i'm a friggin CCleaner addict i clean it lik every 20 min or so cuz of the laggin i have on my computer

the first time i use it clear up like 304mb

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 05:23 PM

When did you last defrag and use scandisk, vubu? This may help the computer's performance.
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:53 PM

Yep, it's a Norton thing!
post 2003 Norton antivirus has a Nprotect feature which works with the recycle bin, If your were to delete a program, file or folder you can go into Nprotect and retrieve it.
I have Norton SystemWorks Premier but have disabled the Nprotect feature.........If i delete something, I want it gone!
If i was to make a mistake (which i've made a few :thumbsup: ) i use Norton's GoBack and just revert the drive.
It looks like everyone here is not a Norton fan, but i quite like it, although i don't use all the little programs system works comes with, it still has some great apps that i couldn't do without........speed disc being one of them, much better than the windows defragger!

Well thats my 2 cents,

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 10:28 PM

Open up your Local Drive (C:/)
Go to
RECYCLER
->NPROTECT

Hiligh all the files
Hold shift and press the Delete key

Make sure you hold shift...otherwise the files just go right back where they are.


These Files are temporary I know, but they clear up a hell uv a lot of disk space. I was down to 4 gigs, but now its up at 8.

Not found in Win 2k JL

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 02:02 PM

Also I use Window Washer. It removes a lot of stuff windows doesn't really want you to know about. lol :thumbsup:

However it does a good job.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 07:38 PM

Also I use Window Washer. It removes a lot of stuff windows doesn't really want you to know about. lol :thumbsup:

However it does a good job.

Where did you get that program, and what kind of stuff does it remove?




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