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Old March 14th, 2012, 05:41 PM
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c drive is almost full

HI i am at 78 gb out of 80 gb and the pc is gonna explode at any minute.

I have gone into the c drive and there is nothing on it at all. a few excel files and things like microsot office and some excel files. there are no pictures videos or anything else that i can see that could constitute to using anywhere near this amount of space. i know 80 gb is fairly small these days in termsd of disc space but what could it be.

this pc has been used by a number of different staff over the last few years is is possible there are user accounts with files on them that i cannot see.

Any help as always greatly appreciated.

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Old March 14th, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Hi gifford. There is quite a neat little program called TreeSize Free which will help you identify where your free space has gone. It's compatible with Vista and you can download it from here.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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thanks ann marie going to try it now
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Old March 15th, 2012, 01:39 PM
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hi ann marie dont know if you can help here. your program would not run but i managed to find another free one which has done the job for me. Having scanned the total of c: it states 58gb of data howere at the bottom it states 78gb used out of 80gb.

the main culprits seem to be the following:
.pst files 9 in total adding up to 10gb none of these have been accessed since 2009
users 15gb
windows 20gb of which winxs is 13 gb
adobe 5 gb

i cant seem to find the pst files to delete them as i believe they are backups from old users on this pc and i cannot access these users.

is there any way of cleaning or deleting this information

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Old March 15th, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Did you search for *.pst? As you probably know they are Outlook files, holding email, contacts etc. Also may be hidden. Normally they are called outlook.pst and would be in a folder in the users profile. Or may have the users name i.e. murf.pst
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Old March 15th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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thanks murf, they dont come up under any searches and the users are all unknown. they have not been accessed or modified since 2009 so i believe i can delete them and save about 10gb on the pc. i am backing them up to a usb stick first though just in case and then i can delete them from the scan software.

is there anything i can do with the winxs file ?

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Old March 16th, 2012, 04:20 AM
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It sounds as though your OS has issues. TreeSize Free runs well on my Vista and also my Windows 7 installation
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Old March 16th, 2012, 04:29 AM
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Adobe is taking up 5 GB. What on earth do you have installed?
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 09:17 AM
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no idea i will look into adobe. I managed to find shed loads of old pst's from people that had left the company over 3 years ago and have bacvked these up and deleted them off the c drive so now at least i have 11gb. thanks for all your help guys you are da best

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Old April 7th, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Here is another program that is likely to help.
http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/on.../sequoiaview//

Also you can delete your old restore points to free up space.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-restore-point
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