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Where is my hd memory?

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by 95b16coupe, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

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    I have about 20gb of music, a bunch of pictures, and a few movies on my laptop. But I don't think I've used up 120 of 140gb or memory. Is there a way to see what is using it all up? I've done disc cleanup and defrag already.
     
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    go to my computer. it should show you "C" and it's size vs available space.

    You may need to just empty your recycle bin.

    emails too. If you use thunderbird/outlook express/etc, it keeps a local copy on the computer.
     
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    this program will give you a piechart of your disk usage
    Free Download Disk Usage Analysis Tool For Windovs XP&Vista&7

    you will likely find that your winsxs folder is fucking huge
    there isnt much that can be done for this
    but running the built in compcln.exe tool should clear up a few gigs of space

    other than that it will at least show you where all your space is going
     
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    No emails, recycle bin is empty. C: 13 of 139gb remain. So i know it's filling up.

    Ill try what E posted and see how that works.
     
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    just go poking around in the C: drive. start at the root directory (C:\) then check the file size of each folder. if you find one thats freaking huge (that isnt also your data like vids and music and stuff) then keep going deeper until you find out what is actually taking up all the space.

    if its system files dont touch it. report back what you find.
     
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    no one is gonna touch the memory vs storage terminology?
    surprising with the amount of "geeks" we have here
     
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    i let it slide. i knew what he meant.

    when i read the title, i had a facepalm moment thinking it was going to be about some memory mfg who is jumping on the "HD" craze to sell memory. like omgz high definition memory for your PC! lol
     
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    memory has become storage recently buddy.
     
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    :lmao: :withstupid: i had the same "high def" thought/facepalm... was so happy it wasnt that i was pretty much willing to let anything go at that point
     
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    its bad enough that they have SLI and Xfire memory...
     
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    ok nerds. i don't know that much about computers. lol

    all i know is that my computer is slow as shit right now and i would like to blame it on my hard drive. i have deleted a bunch of files, ran disc cleanup and defrag, ran 2 antivirus checks, and it's still slow as dogshit. it's an older laptop, but it use to be way faster.
     
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    this is what i meant by anti-virus scan. i have malwarebytes, AVG, and spybot. i have malwarebytes on scheduled scans and run them periodically manually.

    i'll have to run this tonight.
     
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    does your desktop look like this?

    [​IMG]
     
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    haha, no. my desktop is very organized. a few folders, some antimalware shortcuts, and msft office. thats about it.
     
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