C: Drive nearly full and idk what to delete

Compaq / Dt072a-aba s6000cl na410
July 13, 2011 at 09:49:28
Specs: Windows XP, 2.075 GHz / 1471 MB
My C: Drive is nearly full and I have no idea of what to delete

There are some file folders that have random letter such as:
670dc124f53b4ce5f77e52cc7a5804c4

--These folders contains a bunch of files that are Rich Format Files, System Configuration Files, and PDI Files and they take up tons of space.
Atleast 20,000,000 bytes.

And some whose File Type is just "File" and their first numbers
descends:
{077F87D8-CC87-4CF3-AC3B-BC77762DF61A}

--Their file space is ranged between 5KB to 20KB

I have no idea if these are important files or not.
--Thanks in advance for looking over my question.

--My computer occasionally auto shuts off and gets the blue screen known as the "Blue Screen of Death" because of how full my PC is.


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#1
July 13, 2011 at 10:30:16
Disable automatic restart if u wanna see the BSOD. Use ccleaner to remove unwanted files.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#2
July 13, 2011 at 13:34:23
you would start by NOT downloading anything [like ccleaner] which will only compound the problem.

you start by going to accessories, system tools, disk cleanup. You check everything and let it run. This is a SAFE start to cleaning up things.

Then you go to add/remove programs and cleanup there.
Then you go to programs and delete any of the uninstalled program folders.
run disk cleanup again
run defrag so your files are consolidated

Then you start looking at different folders and what they may or may not contain of importance.

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#3
July 13, 2011 at 13:52:28
Warning. I have seen many disasters on this forum caused by folk picking off individual files. Only do this on your own files, not system files. CP/Add-Remove is the way to go.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
July 13, 2011 at 14:27:32
"you would start by NOT downloading anything [like ccleaner] which will only compound the problem"

I disagree. CCleaner is a small download - a little over 2MB for the Slim version. If Sario doesn't practice regular housekeeping (dumping temp folder, temp internet files, index.dat files, empty the recycle bin, etc), CCleaner will probably remove 1GB or more of useless garbage files.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...


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#5
July 14, 2011 at 01:02:20
Since i found yamicsoft win xp manager and revo uninstaller and ccleaner and never use add/remove programs and never had any problems.

@wanderer
I didn't start using ccleaner yesterday, i know perfect what iam saying.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#6
July 24, 2011 at 07:52:13
Is CCleaner a free software?
it sounds like it could be a huge help in my situation.

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#7
July 24, 2011 at 08:33:16
Crap Cleaner is free and could be a help.

However the biggest problem is likely to be that you have applications installed on drive C: that really do not need to be there. Most applications installations offer Drive C: as a default installation location. Most people accept that believing that is the only option. You can designate any drive to install applications.

However you cannot just copy application files from one drive to another. You have to un-install them from one drive ans reinstall on the other.

You can also move the My Documents folder from drive C: to another drive. Again, it is put there by default but does not have to be there. That can free up a huge amount of space on drive C:

Stuart


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