Hi, Geeks to Go!
It's been a long time since I've needed you, but I'm here with a mess of a problem that I hope you can shed some light on. Here's what's happening: First off, I work on my PC from home. I use Eclipse CAT software, which is an editing software for court docs, transcripts, etc., (wav and text files). All of a sudden a couple weeks ago, Dropbox wouldn't let me download files; still won't. The holidays came and went, and when I was trying to pick up a job the other day, it still wouldn't let me. Even through another file transfer site, it wouldn't let me. After trying to figure this out for days, a window finally popped up that said my storage was full. So I go to see just how full, and I'm down to lower than 20 percent. So I take it to Office Depot for them to run a diagnostic on my PC, and they say that everything came back looking good as far as operation and that they can't see why what I have on my PC is taking up that kind of space; that I need to defrag, copy pics and videos, music, docs, etc., on to a flash drive, which I had already been in the process of doing. After the defrag with 9 passes and 2 disk cleanups yesterday, I only have 50.6 GBs. There are no other large programs that I have on my PC that should take up a lot of space. I've always kept it pretty clean, mainly for work. And I thought that Win 7 was supposed to automatically degrag. I set it up that way in the beginning. My PC is a little over 7 years old, FYI, a Toshiba Satellite, one tough little PC here.
So how can I tell what else is going on? Is it possible to free up any more space? The last thing I need to do right now is buy a new PC. This is my work PC. I don't want another one! I like this one. :-) Any advice or suggestions would be most appreciated. Keep in mind that I am NOT tech savvy. I await your response before I head out to purchase a new PC. I have to get income in and can't wait on my own understanding of these things; I will rely on yours. Thanks so, so much! Emma