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What's taking up all the space?

By vhawk
Dec 2, 2009
  1. I have a generic PC 80gig HD windows XP HOME

    and I have a 1terrabyte usb hard drive

    i have taken all my music, pictures and documents off the regular hard drive and put them on the terrabyte thingy

    however I still only have2.6 gig free on the 80gig hd

    what could be using up all that space?- how could I find out?

    I'm a complete ***** when it comes to computer, so if anyone can help me, assume I am brain dead and can only understand baby talk of the simplest kind
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Could be any number of things. Here is a good program you should play with while waiting for someone to help you troubleshoot: http://windirstat.info/
     
  3. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    It really is very good of you to take the time and trouble to try to help me and I am very grateful
    I'll see if I can try and figure that programme out, but I'm not optimistic, given my ignorance of these things
    many thanks

    pete
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Maybe you have a lot of things in My Documents. To properly move that you need to right click on it and go to properties and then somewhere in there (I don't have a Windows machine in front of me right now) there is an option to "move" it.

    You may also have a large System Restore thing, right click on My Computer and then also in there somewhere is a place you can adjust the maximum size for system restore.
     
  5. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    ah i think you may be right there I' ll check and see if I can find it, thank you
     
  6. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    I found the system restore settings

    what a pity i can't tell it to put the restore points on the terrabyte drive which has masses of room
     
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