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Old 12-06-2019, 01:39 PM
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How do I remove data from a totally full Hard Drive, when you cant find it

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I have brought home my daughters Desk Top, it is a bit old however it seems to run OK.

It has Win 10 installed and very few programs, and has a very small Hard Drive of only 75 G/byts and has started to run slow according to my daughter.

So I have had a look and went through all that she had loaded, plus all her Documents ETC.

The total space used for these documents, pictures, and everything else come to about 24 G/byts, leaving about 50 G/byts according to my calculations,
however according to the hard drive info it is totally full with 73.8 G/byts leaving only about 200 M/byts of free space, any wonder it is running slow.

So my question is this where is all this used data and how do i get rid of it.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 12-06-2019, 02:07 PM
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Did you emptied recycle bin?
Maybe the drive is fragmented....


Try this utility to see what's on the drive:
https://windirstat.net/
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:47 PM
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Thank You for that information, and yes, the bin is cleared, but i did not think of de/fraging the drive, will have a go at that now.
I will also have a look at that link you supplied.

Thank You.

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Old 12-06-2019, 03:27 PM
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It has also been defraged and tells me all is OK, I think we might have to get rid of some other stuff and free up the drive.

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Old 12-06-2019, 03:49 PM
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Drives are pretty cheap, install a second drive and transfer all the misc. stuff over, just leaving the operating system and basics on the C drive.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:45 PM
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It probably has another partition on it, Maybe a copy of Windows 10 so that it can be reinstalled. You will need a hard drive utility to look at the drive in detail but you can start with the Hardware Manager program built into Windows to look at it to start with. I haven't got a Windows machine here at the moment so can't give more exact detail.

Like someone said drives are reasonably cheap, one way of speeding the machine up might be to invest in a SSD (Solid State Drive).

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Old 12-06-2019, 06:42 PM
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.TMP files are TEMPorary un needed files

if you use file explorer and type .tmp in the search box it will find all temp files, highlight and delete
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Have you googled "finding and deleting unwanted files in windows 10"

https://www.windowscentral.com/best-...ace-windows-10

Just do NOT defrag a SSD, a hard drive is ok if it is a SSD don't

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...0-disk-cleanup
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Thank you for all your input, we have decided to remove all the pictures and videos etc to an external drive and free up some space.
She has a laptop now as well and hardly even uses this Desk Top.
Thank You for your help and suggestions

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