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    free space

    hi,
    I have a laptop the c drive is 67. 5 gig
    the free space is 1 .81 gig

    Ive moved everything out of documents .. like audios and movies
    and vid clips to a usb hard drive hoping to create free space on the disc

    but really 1.81 is a tiny part of that hd

    Just wondering what that massive 67 gig will be ?

    is there any way I can get more free space ?
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    You need to determine what is eating up the space first. Try one of these apps.

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

    You didn't say which OS or bit type. That would help.

    Do you have hibernation enabled? That takes a bunch of space.

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    I have removed 7.6 GB of temp file from a couple laptops using TFC by Oldtimer. Talk about speeding them up.
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files...r-by-oldtimer/
    SMILE
    and post back. Let us know if it worked.
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    If you're running XP, click Start > Run type in:
    cleanmgr
    and press [Enter].

    If you're running 7, click Start, type in:
    cleanmgr
    and press [Enter].

    When Disk Cleanup comes up, select your hard drive (usually drive "C:") in the pull down, then click [OK]. When it's done calculating how much space it will be able to free up, click [OK] then [Delete Files].

    Next, download, install and then run CCleaner (Free Version is fine). It should be able to free up a bit more space.

    Let us know how it goes ...

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    I tend to switch off the computor in the hibernation mode.... maybe thats a mistake ?
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    Hibernation uses disk space to cache whatever is in memory when you hibernate. Look at the size of your C:\Hiberfil.sys file. It's a hidden system file, so you'd need to unhide Protected system files.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...sked-questions

    TFC and CCleaner that Train and SpywareDr mentioned are good cleaner tools, if you have a lot of temp and other cruft.

    You still didn't say what OS you are using. That makes a difference

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    think its windows 7

    the specs below are for my old desktop comp
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    Please verify if it is 32 or 64 bit Win7.

    You can clean up old Windows updates with this addon download. Note that there are separate 32 and 64 bit downloads:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2852386
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...7-sp1-clients/

    Did you run any of the disk space apps I posted about earlier? If so, post the results.

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    JUST ran the TFC
    but after all that only 55 meg removed !

    just typed in cleanmgr so now its calculating how much space
    I will be able to free on C drive
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    JUST ran the TFC
    No, I meant the disk space analyzers I posted in post #2. That would tell you which files/folders are taking up the most space.

    Like I said, CCleaner and TFC will remove temp files and other remnants, but it doesn't sound like that is the problem.

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    just went to computor
    c drive now has 9.6 gig free !

    maybe that file cleaner cleared up more than I thought !
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    Ok cool. If you want to look into it more, let us know.

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    Ok, you must be using 32-bit.

    Users would probably be your data, so that's taking up the most space. You'll have to expand the list in order to see which files are taking up the most space.

    Program Files are your apps, so it depends on what apps you installed. The Windows folder size looks normal.

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    Looking at your chart, and that is the reason I recommend 100 GB minimum for Win 7.
    I recommend getting a 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State and clone your drive to it. $65 range is the price.
    That will give you the room you need and SSD drives do make my battery last a bit longer plus I love the short boot up time.
    Or do a fresh install to the drive which is my preference.
    SMILE
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