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#1 beeel

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:55 PM

My hard drive is 92% full. How do I find how much memory is taken up by individual components. When I go into explorer I can see the size of individual files but not size of folders.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 02:03 PM

i use a program called SC-DiskInfo. you can probably get it or a similar program from download.com it will give you details about what folders or files are taking up the most space.
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 02:56 PM

I use a small feature called Treesize, you can download here. It gives comprehensive info what is installed on which drive and you can delete files very easily

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 06:44 PM

Just FYI - it's recommended that you have at least 15% free space on your drive. Less than that can result in strange problems. I've even seen disks so full that you can't delete files from it!
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 07:08 PM

Another good one, which is fun to use, is SEQUOIA VIEW which shows you graphically the size of every programme on your hard drive.
Mousing over any 'box' will tell you exactly where the programme is located so you can easily deal with it. As mentioned above, you need at least 15% of your drive free in order to defrag. Also, remember that you don't gain any space until you empty your recycle bin. (That had me going for a while LOL).

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:25 AM

Just FYI - it's recommended that you have at least 15% free space on your drive. Less than that can result in strange problems. I've even seen disks so full that you can't delete files from it!


i didnt know that, i guess you learn something new everyday.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:15 AM

In Explorer right click on a folder and select "Properties". That should tell you the size of the folder.
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:21 AM

I have always used Easy Cleaner to find percentage available. Click "space usage" button. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 12:24 PM

Before installing any additional applications and reducing your free space even more, use the existing Windows Disk Cleanup to help open up some more space.
Tree Size is probably the smallest download, so use that.
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