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Old 22 June 2009, 15:45   #1
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I have an ACER laptop which has indicated the data D drive is almost full 33.2gb. I have tried to use disc clean and nothing works, I dont download much and thought I cleared it after, Best ideas please I am useless at these things
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Have alook what programs you have installed on there and if you don't need any uninstall 'em. Photos' and video's can take up allot of room too so get them burnt to DVD and then delete off your HD. Then try a disk defrag.
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If you have MS Office, the install files may be on the hard disk. As long as you have the CDs you could remove them if that's the case.

As John says, 33GB doesn't go far these days.
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So much it could be.

1) Empty Temp files

2) Empty cookies- be sure you have all of your passwords written down somewhere

3) Empty recycle bin

4) Run Scandisk

5) Run Defrag
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That's a good point about MS office Mike, think I'll do that myself. Cheers!

Do a few copies of any photos' and videos as CD/DVD do degrade. I've given up on DVD's now and have multi copies on portable hard drives here and in two other locations. Also have it all online inc RAW files.
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It's normally the C drive that gets filled first - check how much you have on there!!!
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It's normally the C drive that gets filled first - check how much you have on there!!!
It shows free spacw 11.6gb of 33.5gb on C drive and d almost full, tried most things cant see the problem, using Vista, where else do I look for stored files to get rid off as My main system has all I need, thought I was using laptop just for research and webviewing
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It's quite odd as most things insist on going onto the C drive - normally the problem is a full C partition and the D is almost empty.

Use windows explorer to view your folders/files on the D drive. Right click/properties and it will tell you the size of the files/folders - you should soon see what is taking up all the space!!!
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Thats what I thought, but I only play with these things and thought I could fix it, disc clean shows it is Ok !!!!!!!
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Thats what I thought, but I only play with these things and thought I could fix it, disc clean shows it is Ok !!!!!!!
Disc clean will only get rid of unwanted files - things like cache items and temp etc - it can't know what you want and don't want!!!
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