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Only 3% Free Space Remaining - How Come?


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ali xx

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Ok, can anyone help with this one?

I noticed that my PC was being reeaally slow recently so I attempted to clear some space, I did all the usual stuff: deleted unused programmes, emptied the recycle bin etc but its still slow and showing just 3% space remaining!!

How can this be? Surely I can't have used all the capacity!! How do I see what's using the most space?

Anyone?

Any advice most appreciated...
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First thing to do is this

1. start menu click on my computer, then right click on C: drive, then click properties. What does the disc read in used space free space?
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Hi Ali my name is Ron and I will try to assist you with your issue.
First of all lets open some room up for work.
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

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Hi Ali my name is Ron and I will try to assist you with your issue.
First of all lets open some room up for work.
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


Ok, done all that, now re-booted? What should I do now?
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First thing to do is this

1. start menu click on my computer, then right click on C: drive, then click properties. What does the disc read in used space free space?


Hi, free disk space now says 4.13%
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Is this after the TFC was run?

Hi, free disk space now says 4.13%



Try this and let us know what it shows after it is done.

Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.

http://auslogics.com...defrag/download
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Download WinDirStat from here. Install the program and run it. Let the "peckmen" finish their directories scan. You will get a list that will show you the volume stored in each folder. From this you will learn what takes the volume of your hard disk.
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