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Low Disk Space Problem

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    Join Date : Dec 2008
    Egypt
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    Low Disk Space Problem

    Plz help I have Vista Home Premium running on a 320
    GB hard drive. I keep getting the low disc space on C: error message, and
    when I click on My Computer, it says I only have 189 MB of free space on the
    C: drive. However, when I click on the C drive, highlight all the folders,
    and click Properties, it says I am using 26 GB of space next to "size on
    disk". I tried to solve this problem about a week ago by moving 30 gigs of
    music to an external hard drive, but the C drive has filled up again even
    though I have not added anything to the C drive. I've also tried using disk
    cleanup and defrag, but that hasn't worked. This seems like a pretty serious
    problem. What's the deal?


    Thank you

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    Re: Low Disk Space Problem

    Hello Samo, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Vista also has a lot of hidden system files, and it reserves hard drive space for items like the virtual memory paging file and system restore.

    One main usual culprit is how much space is being used by System Restore. This tutorial will show you how to check to see how much it is using and how to adjust if you wanted to.

    System Restore - disk space

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Low Disk Space Problem

    thanx

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    Re: Low Disk Space Problem

    You're welcome Samo.

    Shawn

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