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Starwind51

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    "Can I Delete This?"
    « on: May 10, 2012, 04:03:43 PM »
    Is there a central forum location for "can I delete this?" questions?  If not, could one be started?

    Allan

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    Re: "Can I Delete This?"
    « Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 04:10:57 PM »
    Is there some specific file or folder about which you are asking?

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      Re: "Can I Delete This?"
      « Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 04:34:07 PM »
       ::)  Ugggh!  I meant to say "Can I Delete This From My Hard Drive?"

      In my case I need to delete things because no matter what I take off my hard drive it is still choked full.

      Also, the central location could answer the question, "can I move this from laptop's hard drive to my external hard drive?"

      I need to ask the question of just about everything listed in my C drive.

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      Re: "Can I Delete This?"
      « Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 04:43:49 PM »
      If you're running out of space it's unlikely that deleting specific files or uninstalling programs will help much unless they are video files, audio files, or large database files. More likely you need to:

      1) Disable system restore (or use disk cleanup to delete all but the most recent restore point). This will immediately free up a huge amount of space.

      2) Reduce the space allotted to System Restore

      3) Reduce the space allotted to Temporary Internet Files

      4) Disable hibernation

      5) Check the size of your pagefile. If you have a lot of ram it will be set too high.

      6) Empty your Temp folder & empty the recycle bin

      7) Get a larger hard drive

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        Re: "Can I Delete This?"
        « Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 05:44:47 PM »
        All my files are fairly small.  I've taken off photos, and starting installing my games on the G drive and uninstalling them from the C once I've made sure they run on G.  Pretty much all that's left is things that I have no idea of what they are, hence the need to ask.

        I think I need more information on how to do the things on your list.  I have Windows XP, Service Pack 3.  Should this conversation be moved to the Windows section of the forum?

        Adding: Wow, I disabled Hibernation and it did make a significant difference.