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WildTarzan

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i have a friend that has issues about his comp which is making double copies of all files. HD is 40gb and right it is 4gbfree. It barely has any files on the system. Can anybody solve this issue? big thanks
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skifxr

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Under what circumstances does it make double copies?
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you have to have at least 15% free space or the computer will have serious problems...
he is at 10% if I read your post correctly...
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no idea how it's doubling or whatever is doing, installed virus protection ran it thru no viruses found. there is not a lot of files on the computer but def lack of HD space.
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Going to need a lot more information to be able to help.

When are the copies being made?
What is he/she doing when it happens?

Are you sure it's making copies or are you just concerned about low free space?

To see what is using space, download and install Treesize Free

Before running it, open Control Panel then Folder Options.
Click on View.
Select Show hidden files, folders and drives.
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
Click Apply then click Apply to Folders.
Click OK to exit.

Run Treesize, select the boot drive, probably C: and let it do it's thing. When done it will show you what is using up the space on the drive.
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