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My Harddrive's full but it's not

i have to harddrive's an 80 gig as the master and a 200 gig as the slave, the 80 is for the os and the slave for my downling, the 80 gig is full, not sure why when i check all the files and folder's it only adds up 12.2 gig.

please help, this is realy odd, system restore has been turn'd of and i have run disk clean up and got rid of my game's and still it's full.

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Two things

Check by doing a right click on the disk under properties to see what size it is and how much of the disk is occupied. It may also be that your have the OS configured to not show hidden or system files. You restore point data will be such and can occupy lots of space. Check whether your partition is NTFS or FAT-32. If it's FAT-32, you will only have 32 gigs available. Hope that helps.

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i've done it

found out some info, which help'd me a lot

- First run a scandisk. It could recover some free space on the hard disk.
- Then be sure that the 'memory' referenced is hard disk memory in fact, not RAM or resources.
- Then go to into Explorer and delete all files with a modification date less than today (hint: detail view and sort on date). That folder is not mentioned in your post.
- Then download a nice little program called i.disk from and see for yourself where the 1 Gb is being used. Warning: don't use it to delete things; use Explorer for that.
- Then download any free zip program (if you don't have it) and use that to zip folders full of things you don't immediately need but don't want to throw away either.

Mysterious in your post: you can only delete a few file at a time because that's all the computer can handle. Please elaborate on that. And did you try shift-delete?

Hope this helps.

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Is this message a self reply to your own thread ? [NT]


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