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Luka S P

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Hey, Luka here(new member), earlier today i installed World of warcraft, everything worked out fine until i went to play, it was patched and everything but it said i did not have the wrath of the lich king, which i had thought i did but i didn't, so i installed it, only to realise that i ended up installing the same thing twice because it was already installed, and it ended up doing something??
I did a system restore and uninstalled WoW, but my C: is missing 9 gigs of space, even though i installed to my D:, as i installed i witnessed my C: losing space dramatically which i thought was just temporaries but when i look through my C: i can't find anything and i seem to have been cheated 9 gigabytes, i performed a drive defragment but it only freed up 900mb, and claimed to be fully consolidated, does anybody have a solution??

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I have less space than i should because i installed files that are no longer there?

cheers.
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Try TFC (Temp File Cleaner) by OldTimer:
http://www.geekstogo...er-file187.html
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Luka S P

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I tried using that, it just killed the process explorer.exe and and stopped responding.
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I tried using that, it just killed the process explorer.exe and and stopped responding.

Infact, it caused more harm than good;

Now all the hidden files on my desktop are visible, but remain hidden?
I can see system files everywhere, not pretty.
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Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.

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As for the hidden files...
Open windows explorer.
Go to Tools
Go to folder options.
Go to the view tab.
Uncheck "display the contents of the system folders".
Put a check in "do not show hidden files and folders".

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Luka S P

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Thanks, both of you, the hidden files worked like a charm, but i am still missing out on 5 gigs? i'll review more of my HDD partitions later.
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