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Everytime I Delete Something, Something Will Take Up The Free Space!


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#1 2clutchRyu

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:23 PM

Hi, I am using Windows XP and I have a serious problem regarding free space on C:. I encountered this problem when I was playing a game known as Counter-Strike. All of a sudden CS crashed because I did not have enough free space in C: to run it. I checked my drive which is a 40 gig. I barely have anything on the drive so I was wondering why i only have 168 mb left. I deleted my 4 gigs of music which i thought took up all the space. I clicked on C: in my computer to see how much space i had left. It read 4.7 gigs. I ran counterstrike however it said i did not have enough free space again. I checked C: again and it said 100mb! I have tried using programs such as CCleaner however same problem happens, everytime i delete something, the space is getting used up by soemthing. Any help is appreciated! thx

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#2 Commander Gman

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:52 PM

if you can afford to try this software:
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ right click on the file then select delete
I reccommend you test it first lets say create a new folder right click on it then delete
using unlocker and see if it has freed any space
CAUTION:If C is full your system may not run so be cautious

Edited by Commander Gman, 29 March 2007 - 11:10 PM.

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#3 2clutchRyu

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 11:08 PM

I am not having problems deleting my files. After I delete my files, I get space however, after i wait like 5 seconds, something else is being isntalled or put into my computer and all the space is disappearing. Please continue to help! thx

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:03 AM

Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Have you done any online virus scans?
Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?
What Spyware/Malware programs do you use?
Were any problems detected, when you ran these programs?
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:04 AM

It would be helpful to understand where the added stuff is, since that might point toward what caused it. Download this free utility from JAM Software called TreeSize:

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml.

Run it immediately after deleting and print or screen dump the report, then run it later and compare the two reports.

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