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Bunged up c drive on Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP2


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Ame1904

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I need help in clearing my C drive. I have an Acer comp with 2 drives. Both are 52 gb. My C drive is down to just under 5gb so this means I can't defrag the drive (he D drive is at a healthy 28gb). I use CCleaner regularly and I have recently used Tree Size personal. I managed to get the drive up to 7 gb yesterday, but today I am down to 4 gb again. I seem to have thousands of files generated by Kasperky as well as a large pagefile thingy and loads of what look like duplicate files.

I have also run the duplicate cleaner, and I have run the comp in safe mode but I was so worried about what I might delete that I didn't do anything!

I have tried running various things suggested on the forum, but they all come back saying not a valid windows 32 thing.

Can anyone please help? Plain English would be good as I don't get the technical terms used. I really don't mind if you reply as if contacting an idiot! The simpler the better.

Many thanks for any advice/help

Ame
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Hello Ame1904.... Welcome to
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I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible.
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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.



Background info courtesy of DonnaB Thank you


As for TFC, this is a tidbit of an article I found a while back by a MicroSoft MVP.

TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB).

Before running, it will stop Explorer and all other running applications. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.
-- TFC only cleans temp folders.
-- TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail.




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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Ame1904

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Hi

Thank you for the advice.

I have done as suggested in your post:

TFC released just 264mb

Ran Auslogics (didn't get the report on how much speed was picked up though).

I have 121 registry errors (I ran CCleaner but it doesn't appear to delete these when I hit 'Fix all selected'). I also have 9 Junk files (both the registry errors and junk files came up when doing the defragging in Auslogics)

My C Drive is still at 4.45gb of 52.6gb, so there must still be stuff in there that hasn't been cleared out (?). Any further ideas/advice?

Thank you for you help so far.

Ame
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A registry cleaner will not increase your system's speed or performance, and has the potential to break your registry to the point that your PC is no longer bootable.
We strongly advise that people stay away from any of the registry cleaners out there.
Go HERE to get more information about why registry cleaners aren't needed.


Thanks to Sari for the explanation




Is the issue still happening?
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 19 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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