Why Is my Documents and Settings folder 32.GB

April 29, 2010 at 04:03:05
Specs: Windows XP
Hello im trying to install a game onto my computer only to find there is only 13GB left in the Hard drive there's 32GB purely in the Documents and settings folder and 13GB in Program files, But that still means i should have over 40GB left im really confused as my computer has virtually nothing on it ( First game on comp ). Ive looked into the Documents and settings and cant find any folders that have more than 32MB in them.

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April 29, 2010 at 04:16:18
Sometimes litte error accidentally can be written onto the hard drive and cause problems like this. Run a disk check, make sure system restore is not eating more than 1GB, and run a disk cleanup. Also, make sure that the HDD was partitioned properly.

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April 29, 2010 at 07:11:08
Go into almost any explorer window, Tools - Folder Options - View. Select the 3 seperate "show hidden/system files" options, hit apply, close.

Now go back into you My Documents folder, then into your user account folder (or admin account if you are logged in that way) and start clicking on properties for each folder until you come to the one that has the highest size. I'm betting it will either be the "temp" folder in local settings, or the "temp. internet files" folder.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI

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April 29, 2010 at 07:14:38
Install and run CCleaner slim from the link below.


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April 29, 2010 at 07:50:23
Try windirstat, it will give
your a graphic representation of files and their size.

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