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Computer Help Needed - Disk Space  
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

I've noticed that in the last two days, 3GB of space has magically disappeared.

I've no idea how or why.. any ideas what it might be or how I can get rid of it? Not much space left now!

Tom

[Edited 2004-05-11 18:34:09]

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

do a search for tmp files woukd be a good start, secondly, try and find a free program that shows your hard disk as an image. This will physically show the space taken up. I used to have one for PC, so they are available free. I have one for my mac now also

J


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

I've got rid of tmp files and other junk.. also done loads of random Norton scans, defragmented (needed doing anyway) etc. etc.. Any more ideas?  Smile

Tom


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

Under MacOS, you can have the total size of all directories displayed in the file list view and then "drill down" into any implausibly big ones... Maybe the Windows explorer allows a similar tactic.

Alternate possibilities:
- Hidden temp files?
- Virtual memory swap files?
- Erroneously reserved space that isn´t actually used for files? (Disk checking tools should find that.)
- Extreme case: A dying harddisk losing large amounts of bad sectors? (Not very likely.)

Good luck!


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Finally sorted.. just done a few other Norton scans, then found out what the main problem was. 3GB of music that had been copied and pasted to another folder - probably by my dad when he came round the other night and started messing! Ahh well  Laugh out loud

Thanks guys  Big thumbs up

Tom

[Edited 2004-05-11 21:56:43]

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