An out of disk space now have account problem

By tpw ยท 7 replies
Sep 23, 2014
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  1. Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:31 pm

    My computer ran out of disk space I thought the night before I had free up some space. The next day I turn on computer I notice alot of icon on the desktop was missing and when I click on folder like my document which I had alot of gb of stuff in their it show empty. My computer missing alot of stuff but when I go to my computer look at my c drive it showing alot gb is used up on computer but cant see anything.

    Been messing around when I go to start my computer local c drive I see the message these files are hidden click on show content of this folder I see all my stuff their in different folders.

    Seem like I am in all user account and need to be in user account. When I go to C:\Documents and Settings user folder I see my stuff when I go to user I see what I see now. When first turn my computer on basically new computer. Empty but when I right click the box that comes normally white it's gray.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    How big is the boot hard drive?
  3. tpw

    tpw TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 107

    Not advance with computere you mean size of the user account with my stuff in it.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,185   +469

    Not the account, the whole hard drive.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Boot into Safe Mode and login.
    When you get to the desktop, use Run->CMD to get the command prompt and enter CLEANMGR and hit enter. This will delete lots of temp files and should make life easier for you.
  6. tpw

    tpw TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 107

    Whole hard drive 74gb I try to back up just user folder it was 60gb when I started the back up and got up today. And it look like it was done it only show 55gb on my external hard drive do that mean it did not back up everything.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  7. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    No, it means at least 5Gb was hidden things MS does not want you to worry about - maybe with such a small drive you do need to worry about them. @jobeard has told you one way to start on that.

    Also check post#4 in this
    Note the references to WinDirStat. Some prefer viewing used space as a windows explorer-like tree
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2014
  8. tpw

    tpw TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 107

    Any more help.

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