the Recycle Bin and empty it?
Have you also reduced your System Restore backup points recently?
About that folder with the long name. Try renaming the name from "dff1a9c53e9b7f24caa0eeda3bd279a7" to "dff1a9c53e9b7f24caa0eeda3bd279a7-old".
If the system doesn't complain at the next reboot, then its likely it can be deleted. Then send it to the Recycle Bin, (empty the bin first), for a few days as a further check, then empty the Recycle Bin if nothing happens.
I have a Dell Inspiron 537 running Vista Home Basic
My C drive says the following (and the icon is red- nearly full)
"2.09GB free of 289GB"
It's been nearly full for several months now (5 or 6). I have not noticed the hard drive filling up for no reason, but I can't figure out why it's so nearly full.
I have backed up the C drive on a 1TB external HD, so all photos, video etc are all safe. I have taken almost all photos video and music off the C drive without a significant reduction in C drive space.
I have run Kaspersky scans with no virus found.
I have snooped around the C drive files- Windows, Program Files, etc and don't see anything that appears to be eating up space.
Today, I did see this file on my C drive: "C:\dff1a9c53e9b7f24caa0eeda3bd279a7"hich appears to be some kind of a MPSigStub program created yesterday (I did not create it). I have researched this and the jury seems to be out on if I can delete it (I suspect I can b/c it's not located where the other MPSigStub resides so maybe not a part of the usual Windows update)
I don't really wanna go poking around in my Program Files to try to guess what I can delete to open up some space.
How can I free up some space on this C drive?
Any help is appreciated