I am into photography and photoshopping with multiple photoshop programs on my computer.
Then yesterday I get a scratched disk full error. Go to my C-drive and the pie chart there now showed the drive was full, whereas when the geek left my house I know for a fact that I had at least 40% disk space to use.
Now the status is: 216 used, 6.01 free with 2.22 capability. I on on Windows XP.
I did a disk cleanup including the recycle bin. One thing I did not clean up with this was a file called office setup files at 672,220. Thus, when I do file clean up that shows up and I did not delete them last night.
I have a geek friend who on line tried to help. When he suggested to defrag, I attempted that, but was stopped because of a message to run "chkdsk". He told me how to run it, and I did, but afterwards still could not defrag because the message came up again.
He said because I did not have 15% space to work with, defrag could not work.
I work at home so I am going to try to deal with that aspect of my computer today, and avoid anything to do with photography or photoshopping.
So, in summary, how to delete/remove/fix whatever got my computer to fill up so quick as it did. Note: I do have external hard drive that I have saved all of my photos on. There were some photo files last night that I tried to delete to clean up space but had a very minor effect.
Some of the files I could not delete because I would get an error message that they were in use. Well, they are not, but the ones I could delete I did.
When I look on my computer, the listings are in highlighted blue for the C-drive and where my photo files are is not highlighted with that blue color.
I have been into my files area, myself, more so than ever in the past and I do not know if I unintentionally triggered this either, or the geek did. I was trying to do a raw camera upgrade and had to work with Adobe web site to get that issue resolved, but I was in files myself.
Also in the box for drive C, both boxes on the bottom are checked, related to file size and the one for indexing. When I am on my laptop, I note both are not checked whereas on my laptop both are not checked. This is the only difference I notice off the bat between the two computers and the same drive.
Thanks in advance for any help. I can call the geek to come, but am scared that whatever he helped me with may have triggered this error that I now have.
Helpless in Charlotte
PS Note: I am very computer stupid so any help you give will have to be in baby steps. I have used this site before with great success. I hope it happens again!
Edited by lizkkk, 03 February 2010 - 05:08 AM.