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What's On My Hard Drive


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#1 Keith1

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 05:19 PM

I just have a 40gb hard drive and need all the space I can retain. Normally I have about 63% free space, which is fine. When I check it now it says

capacity - 25.60gb
free space - 9.08gb
35% free space.

Normally, it is around 37 - capacity, and 63% free space. I don't know what happened! I did try to load Ubuntu on it last evening, I believe it said it would partition my HD ( Ubuntu 7.04 ) but it "hung up" and I closed it down. I know "absolutely nothing" in this area, so I need help.

I did a system restore back a few days, and the capacity remains, which leads me to believe it was something else. I haven't downloaded any new programs lately more than minor kb's.

anyhow, how do I check what's on my hard drive ( taking up valuable space ) so I can get it back to normal?

Thanks so much - Keith

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:09 PM

You can use a program like SequoiaView, to see what's using up the space.

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 07:49 PM

Thanks tg1911 - I saw on the Sequoiavew scan that a "large chunk" was Simply Mepis. Now... I did burn a cd to try out a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, the ISO file to burn to disc is still in Nero. I looked around to see if I could delete it, but I couldn't find it. Probably something "obvious" I overlooked. How do I get rid of it?

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 09:32 PM

Did you do a Search for it?
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:43 AM

Ok, found it in search and got rid of it. Thank you for your help, Keith




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