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Jack Catalano

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    How do free up disk space?
    « on: March 04, 2012, 07:48:41 PM »
    Yes, hello, I am back. I have a question. When I turn on my computer and get to my desktop, it says at the bottom of the screen that I have low disk space on Drive D. So, when I try to free up disk space, the only thing I can free up is the Recycle Bin which has zero bytes. So I click on that and I still have the same problem. How do I free up disk space? I've tried system restore, disk defragmenter etc. and nothing. 

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    Re: How do free up disk space?
    « Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 07:59:41 PM »
    You must remove literally some media files or documents to another external storage, that is mostly unused ones. Download Treesize or Windirstat to be able to identify what is eating up all your D drive. You can post them here for an image review.

    Jack Catalano

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      Re: How do free up disk space?
      « Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 09:00:23 PM »
      Now, I've downloaded treesize. How does it work?

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      Re: How do free up disk space?
      « Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 09:41:22 PM »
      Open Treesize and under scan menu the drive. Post the screenshot only after the scanning is finish.

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      Re: How do free up disk space?
      « Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 09:49:57 PM »
      Typically, if you have less than 15% free space on a drive defrag won't work.  And it sounds like you are very low on free disk space.  You may have run defrag but it may have not worked.  You mentioned temp files so I'm guessing you ran disk clean up.  It sounds like you need to start looking for files you don't need, or if you need them, put them on a flash drive.

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      Re: How do free up disk space?
      « Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 05:43:27 AM »

      I've tried system restore, disk defragmenter etc. and nothing. 

      System Restore uses a lot of disk space, so if you already have little disk space then you are making it worse. Have you preformed a Disk Cleanup ??
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      Re: How do free up disk space?
      « Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 08:05:09 AM »
      The OP needs to determine if D: is his Recovery partition because if it is A) they are normally close to full anyways and B) nothing from there should be moved or Recover won't work when and if he needs it...
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        Re: How do free up disk space?
        « Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 09:11:47 AM »
        Open Treesize and under scan menu the drive. Post the screenshot only after the scanning is finish.

        How do you post screenshots?

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        Re: How do free up disk space?
        « Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 09:13:22 AM »
        Did you read my Post above Jack ? ?
        " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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        Re: How do free up disk space?
        « Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 09:39:23 AM »
        I have low disk space on Drive D.
        If D is your recovery partition, as patio mentioned, you should not be using it to store personal files. 

        The OP needs to determine if D: is his Recovery partition because if it is A) they are normally close to full anyways and B) nothing from there should be moved or Recover won't work when and if he needs it...
        Just to clarify a bit, files Jack has put there could, and probably should, be removed, and then avoid putting files on D from henceforth.  Be sure not to remove anything you did not put there, i.e. files that are part of the Recovery files. 

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        Re: How do free up disk space?
        « Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 09:52:41 AM »
        Good clarification soybean...Thanx.
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          Re: How do free up disk space?
          « Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 09:32:57 PM »
          Did you read my Post above Jack ? ?

          Yes, I did read your post and I think its done scanning although Im not sure. How do I post a screenshot?

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          Re: How do free up disk space?
          « Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 10:01:08 PM »
          How to post a screenshot? You can use imgur to upload the image or by imageshack site. Can you provide the computer model?

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            Re: How do free up disk space?
            « Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 10:17:40 PM »
            Its a Windows Vista. Manufacturer is Acer and the model is Aspire M3100.

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            Re: How do free up disk space?
            « Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 10:47:24 PM »
            Follow the instruction on how to post a screenshot with the scanned drive expanded. To be able to see if its a recovery partition or its a data partition being used.