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Old 04-26-2006, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 80GB Hardrive, yet ive only got about 3GB left!! I know i have about 30GB of music, but cant think what all the remaining space contains....Does anyone know if windows media player and itunes music libraries 'double-up' on space on the same songs even though stored at the same location? Abit of broad request i know, but suggestions would be welcome
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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itunes would not do that. If you imported a library it should just point to the exsisting files. You need to get rid of all that porn. j/k
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well the hdd would have formatted to about 74gb so thats 6gb of it explained. you may have a large page file and a lot of stuff in system restore points which could explain as much as 10gb+ of it.
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Haha, nah i got rid of the porn a longtime ago.........Nitestick you said there could be 10+GB off 'stuff' in system restore points, how could i free up all this space?....And yeh you were right it formatted at about 70.5GB, what a con! hehe
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...s/mcgill1.mspx

You can also run some software to clear up useless information such as window washer or ccleaner. Uninstall programs to that you dont use because its just a waste of space.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you're using opera, or even Firefox{Why wouldn't ya? LOL}
The cache usually buids up...A LOT! I know, I'm still addicted to...Well you know!
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Go into add/remove programs in control panel and see what's running on that drive. Add the totals for the used space. How Much?
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Thanks to all to those who replied, manage to free abit more space up, but inevitably i filled it with more music! Still rather baffled though as to what the other 40.5 GB consists of, could anyone tell me in short?!
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first of all, right click on c: drive and select properties. Look if the computer fully recognized your hardware capacity.
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