Files from ipod used up all PC HDD free space

December 3, 2010 at 22:46:40
Specs: Windows XP, 4GB
I have a 2004 Dell laptop with Windows XP professional. I recently got an iPod and have been loading music and movies onto it. I didn't realize that it would fill up ALL of my space. Now my c disk is full and I can't add anything else. I have run a disk cleanup and deleted several files. I can't even defrag as there is zero space and it tells me that it needs at least 15% space. The files are very fragmented but I can't do anything. I am a complete technological idiot so need any help in very simple language. IE - I have no clue as to what the difference between the C and D disks are or even if those are the correct terms. Add another hard drive or . . . .??

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December 3, 2010 at 23:11:03
If your computer has a cd burner...start offing stuff to cds or dvds.
Look for and delete any temp files.
Empty your recycle bin.

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December 3, 2010 at 23:55:27
Thanks for the quick response. I've already deleted all the temporary files, emptied the recycle bin and run the disc cleanup. My concern about moving stuff to DVD's is that when I do that - and I am not sure I can as the last time I placed a blank CD in the drive the computer did not recognize it - is that when I sync the iPod to the computer the movies will be taken out of the iPod.

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December 14, 2010 at 22:36:28
Okay. Question - I can burn music CD's from iTunes, but not DVDs of movies. What special software do I need to do that? Any free stuff that is good? Is it difficult to do if you a bit (a lot actually) of a technology idiot?

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