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Hey folks... A while back I tried out 1ClickDVDCopy to make a few DVDs of various things. Anyway I was not impressed with how it worked and removed it. No problems.

Well about 2 years later I have started to notice a serious drop in Hard Drive space, mostly because I am just not taking into account how precious HD space is as I am moving into graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, etc). I removed all but two games from my comptuer (gotta keep Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike around for those rainy days :whistling: ) and cleaned out unnecessary documents. This cleaned up some space, but I was still running at about 8 gigs free out of 111 gigs total on my C drive. I simply couldn't figure it out. So I started to snoop....

I found some hidden files under my user name and under the file "Application Data." Our old nemesis, 1ClickDVDCopy had left a file behind that was eating 67.2 gigs!!! It's only contents within the file are AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. AUDIO_TS contains nothing while VIDEO_TS contains a massive "Power DVD File" called "VIDEO_TS." Needless to say, that one file is taking up the enormous amount of space.

Now to the questions: Is it safe to remove this folder for 1ClickDVDCopy and delete the "VIDEO_TS" file? I am a bit wary to delete anything since I only found this folder by opening up the hidden folders section, and the caution part of my brain tells me this stuff is hidden for a reason...

Any help would be much appreciated!!
Thanks!
-Chris
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Both files are probably remants of a DVD you burned. Just delete the folder to the Recycle Bin. Check that your PC works fine for a few days, then delete or clear the entire Recycle Bin. If you feel better about it, make a retore point before doing all this. After cleaning these files, run Disk Cleanup & Defrag Tool again.

Ron

Edited by Major Payne, 21 March 2007 - 11:36 PM.

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Thanks for the help! Now what would be the easiest way to set a restore point?

Am I being to cautious at this point or should I just delete it? Does it sound like this particular file is crucial to the computer's performance?
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I would go ahead and just delete the entire folder using Shift+Delete keys. Then use the Defrag Tool since this folder contained such a large file. To make a Restore point, go to Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools and click System Restore. You'll see which box you need to check to start. Name the Restore point. It will take a few moments. This option should be turned on anyway. To check go, to Control Panel/System. Click System Restore tab and uncheck the box if checked. You can also adjust the disk space to use if you like.

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Ah okay excellent - thank you. Now, about the defrag tool. Will that be in the System panel as well?
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Defragment Tool: Right-click the drive from Start/My Computer and select Properties. Click Tools tab. Click Defragment Now button. You can choose Analize first if you want.

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