Solved low disc space on c drive

May 9, 2009 at 21:25:42
Specs: Windows XP
i keep getting low disc space on local disc c, and ive deleted all program files i can delete, and disc clean-up doesnt fix it either, what can i do

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May 11, 2009 at 03:45:52
An 18.6GB primary partition is MORE than enough for your operating system and a few core programs with plenty of room left.

Just uninstall the programs you have on the C partition and reinstall them elsewhere. You MUST have a ton of programs or you are keeping personal files somewhere besides My Documents. 2GB of total My Documents files is not that much.

My WinXP folder is 3.28GB in size. Subtract that from 18.6GB you have to work with and you have over 15GB of space for a swap file, a few programs that should be on the C drive and the 2GB of My Documents folder.

I suspect you have more than 2GB of personal files or you never empty the recycle bin.

Download CCleaner Slim from the link below. Install to the D partition by changing the drive letter from C to D. Then run both the cleaner and registry modules.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4191....



#1
May 10, 2009 at 06:18:46
Go to My Computer, right click on C: then click Properties. What does the pie chart show? How much used space, how much free space & what's the total capacity?

How much crap do you have in your My Documents folder? Right click on it, click Properties, then click the General tab...what does it say for Size on Disk?


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#2
May 10, 2009 at 08:40:10
well my pie chart is totally blue, not one drop of free space, and when i right clicked on my documents it says size on disc is 2.00 mb, it also says i have 13 files and two folders in my documents but when i open my documents its empty how do i find those files and folders to delete them

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#3
May 10, 2009 at 11:33:05
It's kinda unusual to have so little in a My Documents folder, but it might be perfectly ok.

My suggestion would be to add a larger second drive, clone your current C: drive to the new drive, and then physically swap them. Use the old drive for data and backups. You do take backups of your valuable files, right?.

Hard drive manufacturer's usually supply a cloning program on their web site.


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#4
May 10, 2009 at 11:52:32
You didn't post what the size of your C partition is.

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#5
May 10, 2009 at 12:24:03
im sorry but how in the hell do i do that...lol... i am not very computer literate so a step by step would really help, and i dont have anything important to my knowledge in my documents, i just use the computer for pleasure, nothing important

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#6
May 10, 2009 at 14:00:59
Look in My Computer at the C drive and see what the Total size and free space is.

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#7
May 10, 2009 at 14:37:09
well it say the total free space on c is 148kb

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#8
May 10, 2009 at 16:41:26
Geez, can't you read? TOTAL SIZE and free space. The total size is important. If the partition is TOO small, nothing will help but making it larger.

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#9
May 10, 2009 at 20:40:31
ok so now my free space is 0 and the size is 18.6 gb

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#10
May 11, 2009 at 03:45:52
✔ Best Answer
An 18.6GB primary partition is MORE than enough for your operating system and a few core programs with plenty of room left.

Just uninstall the programs you have on the C partition and reinstall them elsewhere. You MUST have a ton of programs or you are keeping personal files somewhere besides My Documents. 2GB of total My Documents files is not that much.

My WinXP folder is 3.28GB in size. Subtract that from 18.6GB you have to work with and you have over 15GB of space for a swap file, a few programs that should be on the C drive and the 2GB of My Documents folder.

I suspect you have more than 2GB of personal files or you never empty the recycle bin.

Download CCleaner Slim from the link below. Install to the D partition by changing the drive letter from C to D. Then run both the cleaner and registry modules.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4191....


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#11
May 11, 2009 at 17:57:19
thank you for all your help, i appreciate it and thanks for directing me to the ccleaner download, it fixed my problem...thank you!

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