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#1 Aramus

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:56 PM

Hi,

      Recently I checked how much hard drive space I had. I had 3.81 GB, the next day I checked my hard drive space and it was 1.94 GB. I researched on how to get more GB and found out i needed to empty the Prefetch file and the Temp file. I did this and my pc space went down to 1.63 GB. Why has my hard drive space gone down?

 

 



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:09 PM

Hi Aramus :)

What's the total size of your hard drive? Also, do you have multiple partitions on it? If so, how many, what are they used for and what's their respective free space?

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:23 PM

The total size of my hard drive is 27.1 GB and I don't have any partitions.



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:26 PM

Are you sure? This is extremely small, you cannot install a lot of programs on it. Can I have a screenshot of your Disk Management Utility?

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:34 PM

Sorry I meant 21.8GB

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:36 PM

I forgot to tell you i just used the program Disk Clean-Up



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:36 PM

This is still extremely small. A Windows 8.1 64-bits installation is around 20GB. Do you have any installed programs? Also, run TFC to see how many it can clean up, and disable the System Restore on your drive.

TFC: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/
Disable System Restore: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/turn-system-restore-on-off

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:51 PM

I don't have many programs installed, I deleted most of them using iobit uninstaller.

 

From TFC I got alot of GB and from disabling system restore I now have...

 

 

 

10.7GB!  :thumbup2:


You are a life saver


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:51 PM

No problem Aramus, my pleasure :) In the future, consider getting a new hard drive of bigger space if you can!

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:52 PM

Thanks! 






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