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JavaRa will clear up some. It should be run anyways.
And if the op does not have a license (or close to expire) he can un-install it and use Avast or Avira.

The program files look to be all legitamate programs. I do not know what they all are, but they look ok.
They might also be programs the op has installed and uses.
We can't do anything for the "common" files. They need to stay.

The SGM files are explained HERE. The a 0 bytes and not taking up space.

I do not know what else we can do other than recommend a backup drive/slave to put data on, or a larger hard drive.
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I do not know what else we can do other than recommend a backup drive/slave to put data on, or a larger hard drive.

I agree 100% :) :)
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What happens if I wipe the computer clean? I've taken everything off that I don't need.
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Then you install OS fresh and then your programs and data.
Still depending on the amount you have you may be back to the same place you are now but maybe a little more space.
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Thanks for the help. It sounds like time for a new computer.
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Nope just a larger capacity hd. Depending on what you want you can get a 500 gig for about 70 USD plus shipping
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I suggest that you take a look at the "common files".
You might have some data in there.
My 1 computer only has 400mb in common and my company laptop that is packed with programs has 800mb.

It looks like you have a fair amount of programs, but I do not believe you should have 52gb in common files.

And you can get a larger drive.
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how can i access the common files? i have a new hard drive on order. :)
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Sorry about that.

Common files are found in the program files folder.

Navigate in windows explorer to C:\program files\common files
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I found the "common files" decided to was off limits to me, I ordered a hard drive will have to wait for that. Thanks for all the help.
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The problem was with my anti-virus program, there was an updated version available, I downloaded it, and in the process it removed the old program. My computer now has 58.2 gb available out of 74.4 gb. It is up and running smoothly. :)
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That is great to hear. I hope you were able to cancel the new hd but if not it is possible to run a second hd in your system if it is a desktop. Sorry I didn't go back in the topic to look.

Edited by rshaffer61, 23 January 2010 - 11:42 AM.

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