Jaspike
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Computer Help Needed - Disk Space

Wed May 12, 2004 1:33 am

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]
 
artsyman
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RE: Computer Help Needed - Disk Space

Wed May 12, 2004 2:13 am

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

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Jaspike
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RE: Computer Help Needed - Disk Space

Wed May 12, 2004 4:41 am

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
 
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RE: Computer Help Needed - Disk Space

Wed May 12, 2004 4:48 am

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!
 
Jaspike
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RE: Computer Help Needed - Disk Space

Wed May 12, 2004 4:56 am

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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