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acdc9111

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Hears my question i have a 40g hardrive and it is currently full ive have deleted some big files but still i do not have enough space to dl a game witch is 5.1gb when i go to my control panel and look at the programs to romove there they are low mb files that wouldnt do anything if i deleted them or uninstalled them.so what is taking up so much space and if i have to reformate how do i do it to where i can save some of my files?or can i just solve it some other way to free space.

please help would be most apprechiated
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Buy a bigger hard drive.

Then use something like Norton Ghost or other similar programs to clone the lot over. Job done.
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can u give me some programs? besides norton ghost
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There are various options here, but honestly the simpliest would be just to buy an extenal harddrive caddie, and then use any old harddrive as your backup, OK you are not going to find a 40gb harddrive lying around but peple throw away 6gb, 10gb, 15gb 20gb and 30gb harddrive all the time, here is an idea of how cheap caddies are

http://computers.lis...ListingItemList
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this will show you what the big files are...
you can burn to CDs or DVDS any large files and then delete them off your computer to free up space..
adding another hard drive is another option...they are cheap

SpaceMonger is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer. Each file or folder on a given drive is displayed in a box in the main window whose size is a relative comparison to all the other files in your system. The program supports popup info-tips that can display the full filename, the icon, the date, size, and attributes of any file or folder. You can delete files from the right click menu and customize the number of files to be shown as well as the color scheme.
Download SpaceMonger
Freeware



http://www.snapfiles...pacemonger.html
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thanks happyrck
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glad I could help...... :whistling:
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