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Need some help

by coach1 / November 22, 2005 9:47 AM PST

Hi, I'm running win xp home and I was wondering if someone can tell me where to look to see what's taking up space on the hard drive. I know I can go to add/remove programs,but is there a more thorough place to look.

Thanks

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You can try this..
by peter-richmond / November 22, 2005 10:15 AM PST
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You can go to program files and right click the folder of the application you are concerned about. Then,go to properties and that will tell you the size of the folder. Is there outstanding issue as to why you need to check folder size?

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There is a free program....
by Papa Echo / November 22, 2005 10:27 AM PST
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Road about and download ''Folder Size Shell Extension'' HERE

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Why not use what XP already offers?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 22, 2005 9:00 PM PST
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If you open up My Computer and right click the C drive, then select Properties, you will see an instant pie chart of the used and free space on your disk.

You can investigate in more detail using Windows Explorer, (note, I do not mean Internet Explorer). If you do not already have a shortcut on your desktop, goto Start > All Programs > Accessories and highlight Windows Explorer. Right click it and select ''Send to'' > Desktop (As a shortcut).

Then double click the shortcut on your desktop. In the window that opens you will see two panes, left and right. Click the ''+'' sign next to My Computer, then highlight the ''Local Disk (C: ). Click the ''+'' sign next to C.

You will see a list of folders displayed in both panes. Explore these at your leisure.

Mark

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