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deleted files... but no more space?


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dalabro

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I hope someone here can help me. For hours I have been deleting old files to free up space on my hard drive which currently only has 6% free space left. I have deleted about 7000 KB of files, but when I check my hard drive it STILL says I have only 6% space left. Also, does anyone know why when you delete a zip file it does not go to the recycle bin? I appreciate any help at all. thanks.
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Zip files when deleted will go to the Recycle Bin.

To get more space, you do need to delete files in the Recycle bin. Also, right click on My Computer, select Properties, then select the System Restore tab. Move the System Restore slider down to about 10% or even less. This will eliminate files in th System Volume Information folder giving you more space.

You may also want to check Page file. Could be set rather high. There's an equation for setting the size of the page file according to the amount of Ram on your system. I have 1GB Ram and have my Page File custom set at 768 MB, both initial size and max size.

Empty the Windows Temp Folder.
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Should have put this in my last post.

Here's some good info. on slimming down Windows: http://www.bold-fort...p?showtopic=229

By using Fred Langa's method, I was able to reduce the size of my Windows Directory from over 3GB to less than 1GB without causing problems with my system.

You don't have to do all of Fred's recommendations, just ones you feel comfortable with.
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