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software that used up 30gb of hard drive

by khuongvu / December 9, 2004 3:31 AM PST

I have a problem with my computer. I am running window xp(home) on my computer. When i was surfing the net the other day, i accidently download and installed something. i couldn't remember what it was, but after i installed, it slow down my computer alot. Therefore, i restored my computer to an earlier time( a time before i installed that software). However on the next day, when my sister turned on the computer, she said that we have lost 30gb in our hard drive. She said that before i use the computer, it was 110gb and after i used it, it came down to 80gb available. Do you know why? I ran adware and defrag the computer, but it doesn't seem to help.
Thanks

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System Restore does not delete installed programs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 3:34 AM PST

Maybe the shortcut won't show, but never should it delete an installed program or your files.

You get to search for files that are a few days old and decide.

Bob

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The system restore on my computer does
by glb613 / December 9, 2004 5:19 AM PST

I've had recently installed programs (a game and printer software to name two) disappear when doing a restore to a time before they were installed. When I realized what happened, I selected undo my last restore and they returned.

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Yah,
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 5:22 AM PST

For me, just the shortcuts vanish. For some, that leads them to believe the software is gone.

Bob

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Correct
by GovernmentMan / December 18, 2004 4:25 AM PST
In reply to: Yah,

This is actually why they added that message that appears when trying to delete a LNK file off of the desktop in Windows XP. It says that it will only delete the shortcut, and not the program. Apparantly, some people thought deleting the shortcut would delete the program automatically. XDDDDDDD

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