cloned files- which to delete?

December 27, 2010 at 11:44:07
Specs: Windows XP

I have almost no disk space, due to reinstalling of XP. A cloned files finder found MANY cloned files, but I am afraid to delete them. How do I determine what is safe to delete?

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#1
December 27, 2010 at 11:48:45

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

Download and install this program. It's free and easy to use and pretty safe. Use the slim version. How big is your hard drive? With a fresh install of xp, you should have lots of space left.


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#2
December 27, 2010 at 12:46:07

What cloned files finder?

Clone or Duplicate removers do require a lot of respect.

This is a good program to start with.

ATF Cleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.atribune.org/
http://www.atribune.org/index.php?o...
Forum
http://www.atribune.org/forums/
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.
This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a different directory first, or use CCleaner. http://img830.imageshack.us/i/cclea...


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#3
December 27, 2010 at 12:58:23

"I have almost no disk space, due to reinstalling of XP"

Then something is horribly wrong with the way you did it. How big is your hard drive & how is it partitioned? How big is the partition XP is installed on?


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#4
December 27, 2010 at 19:18:39

Grasshopper: Thanks, your advice and the program you suggested helped a lot. I ran it, and doubled my available disk space.
dickie dean

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#5
December 27, 2010 at 19:59:56

"I ran it, and doubled my available disk space"

Now make sure your browser & Java caches are set to lower levels, otherwise they will soon build up again. Have provided IE info, go into the options of any other browser you use.

Dumping Java cache improves browser performance
http://windowssecrets.com/2009/11/1...

Managing your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
Amount of Disk Space to Use.
This shows the amount of disk space that will be allocated for your Temporary Internet Files. By default Windows uses 10 percent of your Windows system partition. This amount can be significant if you use the 10 percent model. It is advised that you change this setting to a lower number such as 50 MB.
Safely Delete the Temporary Internet Files
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/del...
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie...

Also check your system restore settings.

Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
http://www.windowsreference.com/win...
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...
Start > My Computer > right click & select Properties.
Select System Restore & untick > Turn off System Restore on all drives.
Select the drive with the operating system on, click Settings & set it on Min or slightly higher.
Any other drive or partition, click Settings & tick > Turn off System Restore on this drive.


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#6
December 28, 2010 at 12:34:19

You shouldn't have ANY duplicate files if you actually re-installed Windows. Sounds like you copied and pasted files from somewhere to the Windows folder.

As was asked above, What is the total capacity of your hard drive.

What is the capacity of the Windows partition and how much free space is now available on it?


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