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Old 07-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok I have spent the last few hours going through my harddrive deleting EVERYTHING i can find that I don't need.

when I go into the c: drive and hilight ALL the folders, and do a properties... they are only taking up 7 GB's.... WHERE is the other 11GB's that are taken up in my harddrive ! ???
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have to remember that stuff in c:\Program Files\ also takes up space. I've seen you mentioning EQ2 in a couple of your posts, and remember, that's gonna take up a couple gigs (from 1-4GB, I'd say). Then your system files, that'll be another couple gigs. And then whatever other programs you have installed.
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I have ABSOLUTLY NOTHING installed except the less than 4 GB's from everquest 2 ...

I have an 18gb harddrive...that means I should have at LEAST 10 gigs free correct ? ....I only have 5.8 GBs free.....
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just open my computer and right click and view properties on everything to see the size of every folder on the hard drive. Highlight like 5 folders at a time might help.
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yeah I did ...I highlighted EVERY FOLDER on my C: drive , and they only come up to 7 GB's ... verry strange........
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Just looked up requirements on EQ2... It says takes 6GB's of disk space. Your OS will take about 2GB if you're running XP Home. So that's about 8GB right there.

I would HIGHLY suggest just buying a bigger HDD (80GB even...they're dirt cheap, especially IDE).
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I would HIGHLY suggest just buying a bigger HDD (80GB even...they're dirt cheap, especially IDE).
yeah ? I would love to find a CHEAP one... wheres a good place to look ?

the more dirt cheap the better :

I only need like 30 GBs or so ...
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What windows are you using, System restore also takes up hard drive space aswell, but not much, you havent got a Partition anywhere have you that might take up like 6GB or something ?
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windows XP ...I'm sure its not taking up 11 GBs... cuz thats how much I am missing...

seriously, I highlight EVERY FOLDER in my C drive and they only take up 7 GIGS... where the **** is the other 11 ??? lol
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