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Old 08-18-2006, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 60gb hard drive for my windows and games to run on, and a 120gb for backup abd downloads. The problem im having is i try to install a game that requires 4gb space...my drive shows 3.5gb free...so i UNINSTALLED grand theft auto freeing up 4.7GB...but windows is now only showing i have 4gb free?? I have run norton system and disk doctor and problem not fixed. what can i do.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a simple thing, but make sure you emptied your recycle bin.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ya..that was too simple. already did it..doesnt make a difference. the other day i uninstalled a game..it went thru the whole process and said finished....i check the directory..THE WHOLE THING was still there.
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Download and run CCleaner
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Go into safe mode and locate the folders for the programs you have deleted and manually remove them. I believe all that happened when they were uninstalled is execution path was delted and the files remained.
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the folders are gone...but i still DO not have the free space i should. isnt there something that does a better scan of used space
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have you run CCleaner yet?
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