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Need to recover Disk Space


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tezzaah

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I have 120G divided between 2 drives (C&D) C drive has 60G but with only about 3 + 1/2G free. Ihave moved most of my files (movies, videos and music) to the D drive and have been fairly rithless in deleting software and other seldomly used files however it seems to make no difference to the amount of space available.

I have done 4 or 5 system restores in the last 6 months and a friend told me that this may have used up a lot of space.

My questions are:

1. Does system restore use a lot of space and if so how can I reclaim the disk space.
2. If that is not the problem how do I decide what programs or files I can remove as some of them I don't even know what they are or why they are there and am afraid of causing additional problems by deleting them.

Any help or advice would be greatly apprecited

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You can run disc clean up, click more options, clean up restore points, though you should only do this if the machine is running properly

System restore can use up to 12% of the available space, you can adjust this to suit by clicking start, help and support, undo changes with system restore, system restore settings
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Thanks that freed up 7G will use it again.

The other question though is how do I decide which files are sfae to delete to get back more space?
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Essentials are:

Firewall

Anti Virus

Anti Spyware

Anything else, apart from Windows, is optional, add and remove is the better way to remove things, though some programmes have an uninstall link in start, all programmes

You could post a list of things you may want to remove
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