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Q: Seeing full drive paths

How do you get to see the full path rather than have part of it cut off?

A: Seeing full drive paths

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I am going through the library to make sure the files it contains are all in the correct folders. I have set Explorer to show full paths, yet when I open the library the file names are still shown as before.

Is there any way the full path can be made imediately visible without need to go to Properties?

It would make the process much quicker.

A:Documents Library: show full paths

Quote: Originally Posted by rundwald

when I open the library the file names are still shown as before.


I'm not sure I understand your question. Can you post an image to show us what you mean by "shown as before"?


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I used to have no problem running the following command:
Then all I did is to move the LOG directory right into the WEB subdirectory,
and now, when I run DATE /T > x:\WEB\LOG, or TIME /T >>X:\WEB\LOG...I keep getting "access is denied".
This is total surprise for me, because:
(1)I have on X:\WEB\CASE1\LOG, the exact same full read/write/full control permissions I have
on X:\WEB\LOG.

-The server that hosts the X:\ path is a windows 2003 sp1 server running in an Active Directory environment.
I am part of the Administrators group on that server
-The client computers I am running both commands from are WinXP SP3 computers that I have local Admin rights on.
And of course, X:\ is a valid mapped drive (just pointing to the server. X:\ = \\servername\path).
And YES, I can create/delete files/directories on that x:\WEB\LOG path on which the 2 above commands fail with
the "access is denied" error.

I am running out of solutions (I even removed and re-created my file permissions rights over the denied path, but in vain. Any idea what could this be?
Thanks for your help

A:Access denied to paths I have full rights on

Check the share permissions in addition to the file permissions. Check the special permissions for any deny permissions as deny permissions supercede allow permissions.

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I have just finished a pc build with a SSD to be used as the boot/OS drive and a secondary 2 HDD setup in raid 0 for storage.

First I started with the SSD only and installed win7, applied all the updates etc. At this point the system has rebooted at least half a dozen times with no issue.
Next I set up the 2 HDD in raid 0, initialized it with disk manager and everything is looking good. But as soon as I reboot the system, upon startup the system can't find a os. Using the windows install disc, I go into the recovery console and discover that the boot drive which was C:\ is now E:\ and the storage drive which was E:\ is now C:\.
The os files on the boot drive seem to be all there. It's just in the wrong drive path. Using the recovery console I switched back the drives to their proper places, but then on startup I got the error 'bootmgr is missing' at this point I gave up, nuked the drives and started from scratch only to get thing again once I initialized the HDD and rebooted.
I am sure I have overlooked some stupid detail somewhere. Can anyone help me figure out where I went wrong?

A:Windows 7 has swapped my drive paths with my boot drive and sec. drive

My first thought with a new build is settings in the BIOS, many times something has to be changed.

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I guess this may be a tiny bit off the subject here, but I am attempting this in windows 7.

I have a program file manager tool called 'Directory Opus' that is capable of calling windows external programs and passing them the current directory the file manager is sitting on.

So far so good.

Now I want to call a cygwin (linux/unix emulator for windows) terminal with that file manager.

Checking properties on the cygwin Icon I got the path: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

So it is a path to a command and an argument to that command.

Actually I guess it is 2 arguments to a command since I think '-' in that position means to feed anything on STDIN to the command. At least that would be true in unix shell programming.

So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
'@async:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - <and here add {s}>'

So the call ends up:
'@async:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - {s}'

That call does just what it is supposed to. It passed the current file absolute address however cygwin terminal does not understand the windows path notation. If I were passing it: C:\subdir\blah\ It would just say 'No such file' Cygwin terminal wants to see /cygdrive/c/subdir/blah Or at least I think that is what is happing.

So to cut to the chase.... I'd like to put a little wrapper to Cygwin terminal in there with the code necessary to convert 'C:\subdir\blah\' to '/cygdrive/c/subdir/blah/'

But, I do not know how ... Read more

A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

I would ask on specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion -

The reason is I know there are a bunch of DO aficionados, who also use Linux, on that forum. I've never tried DO myself. I have played around with CygWin. But it's been a few years.

If the site wants a donation to sign up just explain to Mouser why you want to post etc.. I think he'll be sympathetic.

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I am still unable to access my WD 5000H1U external hard drive. It is showing in Device MGR & Disc Management. However when I access Computer it is not showing. When in Disc Management it is there ok but with no drive letter. Right click reveals drop down box but everything is Greyed out. The external HD is up and running ok with blue lights, I have even tried 3 separate USB cables but with no joy. I have checked the drivers and they are up to date...... When i first switched it on it did register ok in Computer but since then nothing. It works perfectly on my Apple laptop. I am running Windows 7 Home edition. Any help would be much appreciated. Lee

A:Change Drive Letter & Paths Greyed out

Has the drive been initialized?

To initialize new disksIn Disk Management, right-click the disk you want to initialize, and then click Initialize Disk.
In the Initialize Disk dialog box, select the disk(s) to initialize. You can select whether to use the master boot record (MBR) or GUID partition table (GPT) partition style.
Note The disk is initialized as a basic disk.

Additional considerations
New disks appear as Not Initialized. Before you can use a disk, you must first initialize it. If you start Disk Management after adding a disk, the Initialize Disk Wizard appears so you can initialize the disk.

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I have my OS installed on an SSD (c and have most of my programs installed on a separate harddrive (a. All of my shortcuts in the start menu point to "C:\blablabla" even if the file and start in location is "A:\blablabla". Is this possible to fix?

Thank you!

A:Shortcut target paths pointing to wrong drive

If you don't have a floppy drive... Most Never do.. Drive A is designated for the floppy. Just change the drive designation and see if that works... I bet it might..

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So I have had Windows XP Pro 64bit on a seperate hard drive for a while that I have installed first. I just decided today to partition my second hard drive and put Vista on it. The installation went fine.. but sometimes i get corrupted errors and the Main partition for Vista is listed as C when its listed as E in XP. This is causing problems. How can I make it so it stays E? This has been baffling me. Any help would be appreciated. thanks!

A:Dual booting XP and Vista is assigning wrong hard drive paths!! please help!


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I have a drive that has a lot of information on it that I need. A user left our company and all of his files are on this drive. I was handed it and asked to build a VM with all his information on it. When I plug the drive in it loads the drivers and shows
up just fine in Computer Management (shown below), but not in Computer. So I think, ok, I'll just add a drive letter but that option is greyed out and won't let me. The disk is initialized and appears to be healthy. I have gone to device manager and made sure
there were no problems there as well. It was also an external drive so I removed it and made it an internal drive on my machine but got the same results. It shows up in BIOS but obviously can't boot off of it since it is not an OS drive.
Deleting/formatting the drive is not an option. Is there a way to get this drive accessible without that? Deleting it is the exact opposite of what I want done here. 

A:Change Drive Letter and Paths... greyed out. Can't assign drive letter.

That looks like a mac formatted drive, that's why it wont work on your PC. Try installing Paragon HFS+ for Windows.

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Hello, have been searching the net for an answer to this question with no satisfactory answers.

System details,
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2,4GHz
2GB Ram
500GB Packard Bell External Hard Drive - USB connection

I have a 500GB external hard-drive and Windows Vista is currently telling me it is full. When I check the hard-drive properties in Explorer it also shows up as very close to full. However when I select all folders on the hard-drive and check properties the size is only approx half. i.e 216GB

The drive system is NTFS and I have made sure in "Folder Options/View" that hidden files and folders are shown.

Does anyone have an idea what this could be ?

A:Ext Hard Drive Showing Full but actually only half full Vista

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I've got a hard disk in my laptop partitioned into to two.

After a year of good service, my laptop is now, from time to time during use, displaying 'disk full' type messages when trying to save a file (Word) or unzip a file (Winrar) and things like that.

I can still access files on the disk, just not write to it, although the problem when it is occurring seems to be intermittent.

The disks aren't full and have over 10% free. When I restart Windows the problem goes away.

I'm guessing there is something wrong with the disk?

Any ideas on how to check for errors/problems or solve this?


A:Hard Drive Full Message but Disk Not Full

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My hdd holds 72gigs, but I downloaded a movie that took up the rest on it and when I went to delete the movie it wont let me. Also tried to remove programs that were over 1gb and they were removed, but my hdd still says free space:0MB. I have deleted over 5gbs of programs and still no change even after restarting winsxp many times. I ran hijackthis and would like someone to look through it and tell me any files that I could remove. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 6:06:38 PM, on 7/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.0 (7.0.5730.13)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exe
c:\program files\idt\wdm\stacsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Disaster Recovery\SaibSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\... Read more

A:Hard drive full when not full?

no one can help?

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When I bring up 'computer" (Windows + E) I've noticed that the bar graph showing how relatively full an external hard drive is is colored blue-green. But whenever there is less than 10 percent of the drive space free that bar turns red.

That made some sense for a drive with a few hundred gigabytes (although I don't understand the technical reasons) because I assume there needs to be a minimum amount of free space for the system to be able to do whatever manipulation of those files might be required, such as defragmenting the drive (something I've never done in decades).

However with a 4 terabyte drive the system says it is over 90 percent full when there is still over 350 gigabytes still available. That's a huge amount of space, as big as some drive C's on some computers, so I've been ignoring the red bar, but still keeping an eye on those hard drives that have it.

Does anyone have information on how much space should really be left unused on a hard drive? I hate to overfill a drive, yet also don't see the point in pulling a drive for storage with 200 or 300 gigabytes still available on it. Any advice (with sound reasons) appreciated.

A:How full is too full for a hard drive?

Defrag is done automatically when the PC is idle in Windows 7, you can also start it manually of course.

There is a tutorial or some such I remember seeing here to adjust when the bar turns red. I will try to find it.

Edit: Here it is low disc space partition color

It is not exactly setting the %, but disabling the coloring all together though. Can't find an exact answer to your question though. See if you will like the above solution.

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Okay, here is a pic of my hard disks.

My backups go into my Recovery Drive, and it is nearly full. I repeatedly uninstall prgrams that I don't need, and delete old backups. Why is it still full? How do I make more space? My OS drive is so BIG, but I have next to nothing in it! Are backups supposed to be going into C drive?

A:Recovery Drive almost full: Should backups be in D drive or in the C drive?

Not to worry. The recovery is probalby just restore points. As you need more space the oldest point is deleted and a new one made. If you want to make space. Turn off the System Restore, deleting all points. Then make a new point, you will need it in case of problems.

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Hi All,

I am trying my best to copy all my entire C: pics, files and programs.

I thought it would be easy, map network drive, drag and drop! Bob's your Uncle. But, alas... is wasn't to be.

Can anyone please help? after waiting 24 hours, thinking it was copying all my files... it didn't.



A:WD Network Drive copy FULL Local drive?

Are you trying to make a backup that could be restored? You need an imaging application like Acronis True Image if you ever expect the programs to run after they're restored.

What exactly are you trying to do? What is the exact model of the WD disk you're using?

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I have a compaq laptop which I have just used for about three weeks. The C Drive is 140 GB.

The problem is that it is showing me that I have used about 135 Gb, but when I navigate through C and roughly add up the size of tota individual files the total size does not even exceed 60 Gb. I have tried to check hidden files but nothing gives me a hint can take so much space.

I been suspecting it could be a virus. I tried Norton the one which came with the PC but nothing. I have also tried two other Ant-Virus including McFee. By the way I have not been using these Ant-Virus simultenieously.

I have Windows Vista.

Anyone who can help me solve this problem of space I will appreciate.

Thanks, Ciao,

A:Drive C full but not full

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Regarding my Recovery (D) Drive -- how full is too full?
Mine is currently
Used space 7.84 GB
Free space 2.15 GB
Capacity 9.99 GB
I've run the disk cleanup and clear restore points.There's a box that can be checked to ''Compress this drive to save disk space'', would that be wise, any negatives?
I don't really know what D drive is for. I'm asking these questions because I saw on another thread that someone's D drive was full, and it didn't sound like a good thing.
I have Windows Vista SP2
RAM 4.00 GB
64-bit Operating System
Thanks for any input!

A:D drive - how full is too full?

You won't need to even go near the D drive unless you're fixing your computer. Data won't be written onto it, so try to just leave it alone. The D drive shouldn't ever really get "full".
The D drive is a recovery drive that will only be needed to fix a computer. I would advise to not do anything to it, because you could seriously mess up your computer. I don't think it would be a good idea to compress the drive.
All of your data will be stored on the C drive, unless you tell it to go somewhere else.. Even when your C drive is full, try not to put anything in the D drive, it could just mess up your PC.
I am a (semi) PC enthusiast, and I have never had to do anything with the D drive.

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Quick background: Received new hard drive. Installed OS (Vista) and drivers. Also installed Firefox, Skype and Adobe. Computer now runs slowly.

I checked the storage on both drives. C has 437 MB of free space of 14.6 and D has 218 GB of 218 GB. I don't remember ever seeing my old hard drive like that. I am computer illiterate so I don't know if it is supposed to be that way or if that may be what's causing it to tun so slow.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU T3000 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 985 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 269 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 432 MB; D: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 223323 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .BXVPWJ1.CN7016698303XR.
Antivirus: None

A:C Drive totally full D drive empty

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Hope I’m not looking for the impossible.
I want to use full drive capacity in NTFS without reinstalling a bunch of stuff (or anything if I can help it), and without locking myself into some proprietary disk management utility (outside of MS Win itself).

I got the machine described below a couple years ago with WIN XP installed in FAT32 format in the first 31GB of drive space.

ASL Marquis C438-T Pentium IV
Intel P IV Prescott 3.20gHz / Socket478/1MB L2 Cache
2 x 512MB DDR SDRAM 400mHz
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 #120026AS 120GB SATA150
ASUS V9570/TD GeForce FX5700, 425mhz engine, 256MB DRR,
500 mhz memory, 400 mhz RAMDAC

Originally, the idea was to install another OS in the remaining disk space, but for now I won’t do that (and will buy another disk when I do). My storage requirements have increased, so 32GB won’t cut it. I thought I could reformat to NTFS (did that with convert.exe no problem), extend the existing partition to include most of the rest of the drive, and just use it. However, apparently you can’t extend a system partition, so I’m looking for a solution to make Windows act like I have one 112+/- partition.

So, what I need to know is how to use the remainder of the disk space as storage for data files in such a fashion that Windows thinks everything is still in “Documents and Settings”. How can I get the “Documents and Settings” directory into the remaining 81GB of disk space and have... Read more

A:Want to use full drive capacity in NTFS drive

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Hi all. New to this site but am hopeful that someone may be able to help. I have a problem. My hard drive(77GB) was nearly full, also my D drive. I noticed this while trying to burn a DVD of a 4wheeling trip. I performed a disc clean and tried to do a de-frag but was told I didn't have enough space to do a correct de-frag. I have deleted everything I could, run virus scan,compressed files ,ect, ect. I have always been very watchful of scheduled tasks and just for the hell of it ,checked disc space. Now all my disc space is gone. Any suggestions? Dell pentium 4 windows XP 2 years old

Thanks in advance

A:Hard drive and D drive full un-exceptilly

Is D drive an optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-RW etc) or a hard drive?

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Basically I was trying to restore my system defaults by using the Recovery DVD (at the time, this seemed like a good idea). I suppose it's installed whatever was on the recovery thing to my D Drive, and now it's full. I do believe I've royally screwed things up on the C drive, because after you pass the log-in screen it's going to a black screen with a dialogue box that says something about my Microsoft Office drivers, and it tried to load something for about 5 minutes before I gave up. Is there an easy way to transfer everything from the D to the C drive? Or should I just take this somewhere?

Also, are there directions to wiping a hard drive, but leaving the Op System? Ideally I'd like to have the computer back to how it was when I got it. I'm new at this, obviously.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1501 with Vista HomeBasic 2006.

A:D Drive Full-Used Recovery DVD-C Drive not working.


before you do anything further, have you tried booting into safe mode and using last known good configuration?

------> enter safe mode..turn on and keep tapping the F8 key.....

there is also a hidden partition in that particular model we can get to if needed.

Also do you have the dell recovery disc?


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My friend has a 3 year old labtop that is running Windows XP. His C: hard drive is full but the D: hard drive is practically empty. He runs Quickbooks from his C: drive but it pops up with error warnings that his drive is almost full and he is woried that he won't be able to use it anymore. What do we do?

A:Solved: C: drive full but D: drive almost empty

The easiest solution would be to move files to the D: drive - you can move any data to D: as long as they are not program files. For programs you must uninstall on reinstall them on D: drive. An alternative would be to use a third party program to resize the existing partitions to make the C bigger and D smaller - Partitin Magic comes to mind but there a few other programs that do this as well. Some are free but I hvane't tried them, maybe someone else can recommend one of the free ones.

Edit: You can also uninstall any old programs that you don't use, move the swap file to D (Control Panel -> Ssystem -> Advanced -> Perfornmance Settings button -> Advanced -> Click Change and then select No Paging File for the C drive and then set System Managed Size for the D drive) , run Disk Cleanup from Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools, and delete all temporary files.

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Hi all

I'm not computer literate so apologies in advance.

I've read other threads here about the same problem but am still unsure if there is anything I can do to fix it. I have an EQUIUM laptop with VISTA home premium pre-installed. The computer is about 5 years old.

The VISTA "C" drive has 7.87 GB of free space from 55.8GB whereas the DATA "E" drive has 51.9 GB free of 54.4 GB.

As the computer often runs slow or freezes and needs to be shut down and re-opened I have in the past tried to move things from "C" to "E". All my data files and photos are now on the "E" drive and I have today removed all unwanted files from the "C" drive using the Microsoft programme.

It seems from the other answers given here that I cannot move anything else from the "C" drive so do I have to increase the memory of the computer and is the "C" drive filling up with all the Microsoft updates that keep happening?

If the computer needs to install programmes that take up all the space on one "drive" why don't the makers increase the capacity of that "drive" on day 1?

Should I just buy another computer?

Any advice, simply explained, would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

A:C drive is almost full, E drive almost empty


I read your posting but I?m sorry? I?m still don?t know what your problem is?

You said that notebook runs slow and freezes sometimes.
In my personal opinion it has nothing to do with the partitions size on the HDD.

Your notebook is 5years old and I think the system was not reinstalled in the past?
It could be possible that the system is muddled up and therefore the unit run slow.

I would recommend to reinstall the system again? but backup the data before doing the new installation?

PS: check also the cooling fans? I think after 5 years of usage, the cooling modules are dusty?use an compressed air spray to clean the fans? dust and debris inside the notebook prevent the notebook from cooling and this can affect the functionality.

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I can't update some software because a warning says there is no disk space. My 30 GB C: drive is full but my 200 GB D: drive is almost empty. What is safe to move from the C: to the D:?

A:C drive full and D drive empty

You can move data only (pictures, videos, music). Uninstall programs, you don't use.Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.

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I have searched through all the hard drive threads looking for a similar problem but didn't find anything. Please bare with me, I am a beginner computer repairer/user so you will have to use elementary terms for I am somewhat ignorant when it comes to computers.

A couple of years ago my friend gave me this computer which only had 3GB HD. Once it got under 1GB I bought another hard drive(when I added the new HD it there was about 750MB available on C . I didn't really understand how to partition a new hard drive so I went ahead and slaved the new HD. I assumed, that once I added this new hard drive as long as anything I downloaded or any software that I uploaded was put on my new hard drive, that I wouldn't have any problems. So now my c: drive is full and I keep getting the following error:

*You have run out of disk space on your c: drive. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files click disk clean up?

which I have obviously done.

So my questions are:

1. When you download things, is there still other files (temporary/hidden) that get downloaded to the primary drive?
2. Are these files what have used up the remaining space on my c:?
3. Is there default settings in the BIOS or system that I can change so when I download things that they will go to my d: drive (slave) which has 30GB available?
4. What are my options? Should I just ditch my full c: drive and reinstall windows on my available d: drive?

I have scoured through the c: dri... Read more

A:c: drive full, what to do with slave drive?

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I have Window 7 (64 bit) system, with SSD drive 120 gb where the window installed. Second drive 2tb for storage. From the last couple of months my C drive is getting heavier and heavier I have no idea what is taking much of its space. Run couple of time disc cleaner but only get 30 mb back.
Have anyone idea what to do? Thanks in advance.

A:C drive getting full

Hi Bobbybell You could use WinDirStat to get an idea of what's taking up so much space on your SSD, and where that space is being taken. Personally, I also have a 120GB SSD and I have 17GB of space left on it. Also, do you install all your programs on the SSD, or your HDD?

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My dad has an Acer laptop with two drives, C and D, running Vista.
C only has 200 Meg available and D has 32.1 gig available.
Can I format D and give back 30 gig to C or can I get rid of D and make a 64 Gig C drive?

A:C drive almost full

I use the D drive for a Factory Image..
You might want to get an external drive and move unused items there or move pictures/important stuff there.

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hi guys whats going on im having a problem with my dad compaq presario c500 laptop i keep gettin a message say drive d is full and when i look at it in my computer it shows full but i can delete anything from it should i just format the whole thing?

A:Drive D: Is Full!?

Depends on what's on the D: drive. If it's the Recovery partition it's not a good idea to get rid of it unless you've got the Restore disks.
By chance has someone been saving stuff to it? If so, that may be the problem, and moving that stuff to the OS drive could remedy the out of space issue.

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my c-drive has 9.77 GB capacity, of which only 500 MB is left. my d drive has 30 GB space left and and i want to shift that space to c drive. Please advise me with the easiest way to do that.

A:C drive is full

move any non windows or applications files over [ie nothing in the C:\windows | C:\program files and C:\documents and settings folders] check to see whats in your my documents [ok slight exception to the dont move anything out of c:\documents and settings thing] and whats on the desktop, since these are the 2 most common places for data build up


also empty the recycle bin

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I have a Toshiba laptop X205-S9349 - Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I am a senior citizen and this is my first problem with Vista. Drive E on my computer is the automatic backup drive and I noticed it is almost full. I use an external hard drive (Seagate Replica) to back everything up. Plug it in and let it go. I would like to disable the Drive E, and someone gave me the instructions from these forums on how to enable or disable the backup status. Although this scares me a bit, I feel disabling it is my only option. My question is, if I disable it, can I safely delete the files on that drive so I can free up more space on my computer. I was reading some of the other posts and came across something about"patition". What is that? Is that an option? Also, if I disable the backup drive, does this mess up my "restore point" feature. Right now I am a bit overwhelmed and confused but at my age, that's not too unusual. Simple explanations and instructions would be appreciated, but I am more than willing to learn. Thanks so much in advance. MK

A:Drive E Full


Do not be afraid to ask more questions, or point out questions I have missed!

Can I just confirm that you are using the Microsoft Windows Backup and Restore facility to back up your files to your E:\ drive, and that your E:\ drive, and external hard disk drive are one and the same?

If your computer is running fine, then disabling the backup, deleting the backup file from your E:\ drive to free up space, and then enabling and backing up immediately, is fine. It would be good to know what backup manager you are using though.

A partition is not an option. A partition is where one splits a hard drive into two or more sections so that we can do different things with each section, for example, backups on one section, another Operating System on another section, and maybe a beta testing OS on the next. Unfortunately, this does not magically create space, and very quickly fills a drive.

The System Restore feature is not affected by these backups, and for interest is stored in C:\System Volume Information\ This folder does not allow access to it for good reason, however, if you are really interested, here is a picture of mine once I have broken in. Not very interesting!


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My hard drive is split for security reasons which I don't understand and I only have 11.6 GB of free space left and 35.7 GB is used. Some updates say they can't load for lack of space. I have 45GB of free space in D drive. Any ideas on what I should do? Thanks Rick

A:C drive is full, what can I do?

google CCleaner.

is a free drive cleaning app.

you'd be surprised what it can do

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Hi. My C drive is very close to capacity and is slowing my laptop right down. Can someone please advise which C drive files I can transfer to D drive and/or which files should NOT be transferred off C drive?

Many thanks!

A:C drive is full

Your C:\ drive is your Windows root in most installations. The only things you absolutely cannot move from C:\ to a seperate drive are Windows OS files (because then you'd get boot errors). You'd probably also want the files associated with your third-party startup applications to remain where they are. By third-party startup applications I mean non-Windows programs that load on startup.

If you want to make sure you know for certain where your root folder is, click Start -> Search, enter the text


and press enter.

That will load the root folder in Windows explorer. Leave everything in this folder and it's parent folder alone.

To find the executable paths for your startup programs, you can use the msconfig utility. Click Start -> Search -> enter


and press enter. Click the Startup tab. The column labelled Command shows the path for your startup programs. You probably also want to leave these folders alone.

Everything else which should generally include personal files (media, documents, pictures, programs you aren't expecting to load on startup etc) could be moved. You might have to change the path shortcuts use on your desktop, depending on exactly what you wish to move. You can just delete the desktop shortcuts and create a new one for a program if you move it.

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Hi ,
my c drive is full ... i have a 80 GB HDD , and four partitions that is Pertition:1 is 29.2 GB and the Partition :2 is 15.6 and the partition :3 is 15.6 and the partition 4: is 15.7 my c win partition shows as free space around 1.64 GB i have tried Disk Defra.. Disk cleanup as well with no effect should i reformat and re allocate the space for the drives again or is there any other work around Help !

A:C: Drive Full !

i suspect most of the space is used by windows - everytime you install a program - all temp files

go through and remove temp files for windows and internet explorer,
why do you want all those partitions !!!

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I got a popup that said my drive C was running low on space and that I needed to defrag. I tried that but didn't have the 15% free space needed to defrag. I deleted some programs and got up to 17% free space. But when I defrag I only got 1% more free space. Here is what disk defragmenter says I have, on drive C I have 13.97GB capacity, 2.87GB free space, and 20% of free space. On drive D I have 92.80GB capacity, 92.77GB free space, and 99% of free space. So here is my question, is there a way to move some of the space on drive D to drive C? When I download programs they automatically go to drive C, is there a way to make them go to drive D automatically?
Thanks, Scott

A:Drive:c is full

You can increase your C drive, by diminishing your D drive. But you will have to use a special program for it. Personally I use Acronis partition software. Instruction step by step for this program:
1.View ->Manual Mode.
2.Click right button on disk D -> Resize, make your D drive as you need (size decreasing), press OK.
3.Click right button on disk C -> Move ->Next -> Make you C drive full on the scale->press OK.
4.COMMIT (flag on the top toolbar).
That's it ;-)

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Hey everyone at BleepingComputer !
I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 on it.
There are 2 main drives on this computer. There is an (E) drive and an © drive.
The (E) drive is listed as "Local Disk (E)
The © drive is listed as " OS ©
The (E) drive says that it has 91.4 MB free of 14.6GB
The © drive says it has 173 GB free of 218 GB
For some reason, the computer keeps telling me I have very low storage space . There are no personal files on the overloaded (E) drive. I am trying to figure out how to shrink or delete the (E) drive. I assume the (E) drive may be a Recovery drive ? How is the Recovery drive soo full ? How do I fix this issue ?
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks !

A:full E drive

Drive E is most likely your recovery partition and it's normal, it's listed as almost full.
It contains all necessary data to restore your computer to factory settings.
You shouldn't be touching that partition at all.

Does the "low disk space" message mention any drive?

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Hello i've been experiencing a few problems with my computer recently and one of them is that my D drive says is full when it is not. I don't know why.

My computer has two hard drives:
OS (C) with 74,5 Go
Data (D) with 204 Go

On my D drive, i only have music (21Go) and yet my computer says that the drive only has 1.32 Go free. I don't know why.

On the drive I also have two folders which i do not know what they are, my recycle bin (which i emptied) and a folder called windowsImage recovery which doesn't take any space
the two folders are
a7dbe2c5e19d8d28bfc5e9b7e7cf7b99 (24 Mo)
c2de1b7802c5c024540294 (2 Mo)

If anyone could help me out that would be really nice (knowing that my computer knowledge is limited)

A:D drive says is full when it is not

Run this program. That will tell you exactly what's on the partition.

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Hello people!

Well I got two drivers. C is for Windows only and some programms. D is for movies, games etc. Well my problem is that C: always gets almost full. What should I do? How to clean him up? I used system clean up and cleaned 2.5GB of trash. Can you give me further info?
Used space : 56,9GB
Free space : 2.66GB

A:Drive C: full what to do?

Are you sure that there isn't just one drive with two partitions? Go to control panel > administrative tools > computer management > disk management. It should tell you if C & D are two separate drives. Regardless you will probably need to get a larger drive unless there are some programs you can uninstall to free up some space.

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Hi again, I have a new problem. I was wondering how to transfer the files on my full C drive to my D drive that doesn't have hardly anything on it. Is there an easy way to do this that i can understand? I still have the Sony Vaio PCV-430G with Windows XP. Thanks, momxsix2

A:help for full C drive

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Hi All, Windows Vista computerI've started getting a message that my D drive is full. I right click and go to properties and it shows no free space left. Is this a problem and what should I do about it? The recycle bin is empty.I don't fully understand the whole C/D drive. I thought the D drive was for backing up Windows Vista in case there is a problem with Vista. I've never added anything to my D drive. How did it get full? I've started using Avast, MalwareBytes-AntiMalware, SuperAntiSpysweeper, Zone Alarm and SpyBlaster a few weeks ago. Are any of these adding stuff to my D drive?I've been having some malware problems recently. I thought it was solved but the problems are back. I'll start another thread about them in the "Am I Infected" forum. Could the D drive issue be part of a bigger problem?Thanks for any insight into what's going onMike

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Hi All, Windows Vista computerI've started getting a message that my D drive is full. I right click and go to properties and it shows no free space left. Is this a problem and what should I do about it? The recycle bin is empty.I don't fully understand the whole C/D drive. I thought the D drive was for backing up Windows Vista in case there is a problem with Vista. I've never added anything to my D drive. How did it get full? I've started using Avast, MalwareBytes-AntiMalware, SuperAntiSpysweeper, Zone Alarm and SpyBlaster a few weeks ago. Are any of these adding stuff to my D drive?I've been having some malware problems recently. I thought it was solved but the problems are back. I'll start another thread about them in the "Am I Infected" forum. Could the D drive issue be part of a bigger problem?Thanks for any insight into what's going onMikeWithout more information on your system, like brand size of hdd and how many drives, I can only guess that you have a brand name system like Acer, Dell HP or whatever.These companies usually have a small D partition to hold the restore files required to restore the system to how it was when you first purchased it.Typically the partition would be about 6-10gig and is not meant for saving files on, so if you have been putting stuff on it and filling it up, you will get a drive full error. If that is the case you could remove the files that YOU put on... Read more

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I'm trying to help my dad out... honest! He accidently saved all of his photos onto the d drive system restore.. now its crammed full. My mum thinks that the only way to fix of would be to reset the computer to its factory settings (which will be a pain cause then she'll have to reinstall all of the programs she's added since then)... is there any other way????

A:HP D drive full

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I just installed nero 10 platnium hd. I wanted it to go to my b drive but it went to my c drive witch is a small ssd, can anyone tell me how i can move it to my b drive

A:c drive is full

You can't move it after it is installed, but you can uninstall it and then reinstall. During the install you should be given a choice of Normal or User Defined installation. Choosing User Defined will allow you to choose the installation location. From there you should be able to install to B:\ unless the software has some restriction that prevents it.

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I have installed window 7 32 bit on my laptop, now C/: drive has been full about 98%. and my LAPTOP D/: drive has lots space. i have tried to merge d/: blank space by disk management but its space could not add in C/;

Request to you kindly help

sanjay saini

A:C Drive Full, Need Help

We are getting a rash of this type of problem lately. I've got to make a copy of my answer so that I don't retype all of the time.

Step 1:
Download, install and run CCleaner

Step 2:
Run the built-in disk cleaner, namely, CleanMgr.exe.
You can also run this program by:
WIN | type Disk Cleanup | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.
Let's see if I can find the excellent tutorial on using Disk Cleanup.
Disk Cleanup - How to Open and Use

Step 3:
Delete temp files.
WIN E key combo | Enter key | type %temp% in that long bar at the top | CTRL A key combo to select all | right-click on a selected file and choose Delete | choose Skip if explorer says it can't delete a file

There are a couple more tricks but let us know if this solves the problem.

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Hi, I recently purchased a Windows 7 HP laptop...and my E: drive is constantly filled up. The only files in there are Norton 360 backup and hewlett Packard are the files names. Any help? Ive deleted norton once but it keeps coming back!

A:E: drive full

Try the Norton Removal Tool . . it will take out everthing Symantec

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my c drive is almost full with 51 gb. my drive has 51 gb. how can i move volume from d to c.
sorry my d drive has 51 mb also. ow can i move volume tfrom d to c

A:c drive is full

Not sure what you are trying to say. Do you have a hard drive partitioned into C: & D: ? Or are you saying you want to move files from your hard drive C: onto discs using your DVD burning Rom D: ? To move files onto discs you will need a software program to add the files then burn them; i use `Nero Micro` which you can get free if you search. Its fairly straight forward to use then you can delete the files from your hard drive when you have copied then to disc. You might want to use CCleaner to get rid of temporary files and unwanted cache and you can also use Glary Utilities to get rid of any junk files and create some space

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Please can someone explain in very simple terms how to solve my D disk problem.
It is telling me it is full and that back ups are failing! I have opened the D drive to see what files are in it but daren?t delete any as something terrible might happen!
My knowlege of computers is limited to knowing how to plug it in and turn it on!
Thankyou in advance.

A:D drive is full

A little more detail would help...

Physical drive, or partition, your system specifications, and what exactly you're doing on "Drive D"...

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ok, so my C drive is on it's way to being full. i do not keep movies or music on there. I have deleted unwanted progams. I have run CC Cleaner & Spybot. and also AVG & Malwarebytes.

Can someone please give me some guidance. If this should be posted elsewhere please let me know. I don't want to go deleting things that should NOT be deleted!

Thank you!


Do you know the size of your hard drive? you can always install a second hard drive as a slave drive to add more storage space..external drives are available as well..usuall usb plug and play

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First off I know the title is probably misleading but I am no amature (illiterate american spelling).
I am running win 7 64 bit
My C drive is my OS drive and is a 120 gig SSD
It might be:
Recently I purchased win 8.1 pro on the windows site (for my new gaming build) and had problems downloading the file to create a DVD ISO so I contacted MS support (which may have been my first mistake). I allowed them to remote connect to my desktop (which may have been my second mistake) and the tech ran through a whole bunch of things that I had already checked except to try downloading it through IE, which actually worked. But in the process she started the installation for 8.1 on my current rig and may have downloaded somethings that didn't get deleted. This old rig is going to stay windows 7 for now. When it was trying to create the disc I got an error saying there was not enough disk space. I checked and was unpleasantly surprised to find I only had 268 mb left on my C drive when there should be about 21 gigs. I started asking her questions about the things she downloaded and she explained that everything she downloaded would automatically get deleted except for the small install programs in "My downloads" (which is on my F drive). I proved her wrong later after I disconnected but more on that below......
I have WinDirStat and have run it but don't see any problems except there is this "unknown file" that is like 13 gigs. I can't get any info on it as it is n... Read more

A:My C Drive is full when it should not be, what to do?

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

You might try Tree Size Free from the above link. It might give you a more understandable version of what's eating up the space.

Have you checked the space devoted to System Restore points?

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I am using Windows 7. My "C" drive is 74.4 GB with very little room left.

Can I move some contents to my very empty "D" drive which has 1.36 TB.

If so how?

A:C drive is almost full

Can I move some contents to my very empty "D" drive which has 1.36 TB.Click to expand...


I would actually move your user account to the D drive so that all your data is stored on that drive

heres how on windows 7

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Hi Guys,

My C: drive is that full I am having problems backing up, etc..I have deleted as many programs as I feel comfortable with via "Programs & features" and directly thru the folders. I currently have 1.21 GB free of 314 GB on the C: drive and 118 GB of 203 GB on the D: drive.

Can anybody help me?

A:C: Drive nearly full.

I'm suprised that Windows will even boot from that HDD...
What issues are you having backing up ? ?

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Hi, I reinstalled my Windows XP Pro and got rid of lots of old programs etc, but now its saying that my C Drive is 99% full!
How can this be when I got rid of so much before I reinstalled it? I click on individual folder properties on my C Drive and the sizes dont add up to much, let alone 71Gb out of a 76Gb capacity C Drive!
Any suggestions please?
Thank you

A:My C Drive says its full when its not!

im going to take a wild guess that one of 2 things happened. when u reinstalled windows did u delete all of the partitions and just put every thing on c which if done right should say new raw then give the size of the harddrive?it sounds to me that u reinstalled it on top of the previous copy of xp and thats why its so full. or u need to run a disk cleanup and defrag guessing that your harddrive is 80gigs.when u reinstall its best to delete all of the previous partitions and start fresh.hope this helps u.

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I'm running XP on HP Pavilion 143GB "C" drive is full but for 40MB!
I had installed Norton System works with anti-virus and firewall...also have Spybot.
Can someone help me find the CULPRIT? Thank you in advance.

A:"c" Drive Full

Hi, just try doing a system defregament, to do this go to start>all programs>applications>system tools>and click on defragmenter (on some pcs it might say system defrag) anyways when it comes up click on your c drive to highlight it and then click on defragment...


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My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1564, running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

I've had this computer for almost two years. About a year and-a-half ago, my 57.7 GB C: drive started filling up for no apparent reason. I took my computer into the shop, and the guys there freed up about half of the space on the drive--apparently it had something to do with a partition (sorry, I'm not an expert on these things). Then it started to slowly fill up again. I enabled compression to save disk space, which freed up a lot. Then it started filling up again, and gradually, it's been doing so ever since. Every day it seemed to have less and less space, and for the past few weeks it's been in the red zone. Right now I only have 1.19 GB left.

ALL of my videos, pictures, documents, and music are on my 249 GB D: drive.

I run CCleaner and disk cleanup everyday. They are hardly any help.

Defragmenting the drive seems to do nothing.

I've gone through the control panel and uninstalled all unnecessary programs.

I use TreeSize Free, but here's where the strange part comes in--there doesn't seem to be anything taking up all that space. I back up my libraries (videos, pictures, music, and documents) from my D: drive onto an external hard drive every now an then. Whenever that or flash drives are connected to my computer, the space left on my C: drive starts decreasing really quickly--every few seconds when I refresh, there is less space available, oftentimes <1 GB... Read more

A:Please help me--my C: drive is nearly full

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I have an old VIAO laptop 40GB hard drive split into two: C drive (16GB) and D drive (22GB). Don't ask about the 2GB missing; I wouldn't know. About 9 months ago, my videos and music were quickly filling up the drives so I bought an external 120GB drive. So I transferred all my music and video to the new external drive. Perfect. Recently I noticed that my C drive (16GB) is full; 5MB remaining (notice I said MB, not GB). I added up the file usage of all the files in there and it just doesn't add up to 16GB. Is there a free software that can tell me where my disk space has gone to? I can't even watch any streaming videos on the web; it's driving me crazy. I defragged the drive and diskcleaned it but with no improvement. Can anyone give me suggestions please. Thank you

A:Drive Says Its Full, I Don't Believe It

Hello,This tool may be what you are looking for, it has helped me on numerous occasions. Also this tool can clear out quite a bit of space. Two points worth asking...1 Do any of the Disks in question have a page file?2 What size is the system restore cache set to?

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My C drive is almost full and it has only 4GB free space while other three partitions are completely empty. I am running WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE. My question is: when partition C becomes completely full, will Windows Vista automatically go to the next empty partition?? Or I have to manually store next data in empty partition??


A:Drive c is full. Please help!!!

You will have to manually move data from one partion to the other.

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and not a literate user...

ok, i've probably installed something incorrectly on my year old laptop...hp centrino duo running xp. my c: drive is full and my d: drive is empty. my husband tells me that my pictures and music and documents should be on d: drive, but they aren't and we don't know how to change the location of my docs, etc. will i screw things up if i drag and drop and how do i make things go to the right place in the future if there is a fix for this very full drive?

i recognized that there is a problem because my laptop is running hot and i can't defrag the drive as i only have 4% free have any ideas? thanks so much in advance! luce

A:My C: Drive Is Full....what Do I Do?

I think your husband is right .

Drag and drop...cut and paste...whatever method you choose...will work for moving files between partitions.

Do you have two separate drives...or two partitions on the same drive? Only reason I ask is that two partitions on one drive is slower in moving, IME.

IMO, the C: drive should only contain a minimum of data files, if any. Windows and programs installed should be on the C: drive just for the sake of expediency, although some choose to install programs on a different partition.

Just make sure that you can see this D: partition in both My Computer and Disk Management and that it's either FAT32 or NTFS file system.

You should probably also run Disk Cleanup to get rid of unwanted trash on the C: drive.


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my C drive where operating system is located is almost full. how can i increase my disk space?

A:C drive is full

Hi Chinu89,

Here's my little blurb on improving space and speed in Vista systems (and it also suggests other things of value that you can consider or ignore - the choice is entirely yours). All of this is your choice, actually - I'm just presenting some options that may help and that have helped many others (and that I pretty much use myself though sometimes I do procrastinate I'm sad to admit and there are some things I won't do no matter how beneficial - for example, I refuse to delete my cookies (but that's a personal choice as I prefer the benefits of having them when going to previously-visited web sites over the limited amount of space recovered and speed gained given their small size)). Much of this should be part of normal maintenance, but that includes some other things (like creating periodic system restore points - probably at least weekly as they don't necessarily improve speed, space or performance and may in fact even do the opposite in some cases) not addressed here.

A great many things influence the speed and performance and available space of your system - mostly the existence of various files and what's loaded on the system. There are ways to handle this in Vista (and you should follow all the suggestions) - and of course the amount and type of RAM and the speed of your processor and motherboard (but I'm just going to discuss software solutions here - you can go to your computer vendor/manufacturer for hardware solutions if any are available (I, for exam... Read more

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can anybody please tell me how i can use my e drive as it is c drive is full even thogh i have uninstalled everything i an.can i copy everything from my c drive to e drive to free up space on my c drive

A:c drive full

Move everything except the Operating System to the E drive. What is the size of each drive?

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Hi, I have a 320 GB hard disk (Windows 7 shows 297 GB), and it has been showing me it's nearly out of space (less than 10%) in the past few months. I have uninstalled all unnecessary programs and moved most of my files to a second drive. I could not spare anymore. I could not believe I have used such amount of space so I ran a check on the c drive.

The drive "properties" itself shows my files used up 270 GB, but when I selected all the directories and files ( including system files) under C: drive and check their "properties", it shows all the files on c: only occupy 98 GB. That's including the hiberfil.sys (6 GB) and pagefile.sys (8 GB). I have also check my system restore settings and it shows it has used about 8GB for restore points. I also have auto-defrag run weekly.

That means I have 200 GB missing!

I have searched on the forums and most of them saying the culprits usually are pagefiles and hibernation using large amount of disk space. It doesn't seem to be it in my case. Does anyone know any other potential hidden files and how can I locate them to clean them up?

Many thanks.

A:C drive full

Hello Darain, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can see if the free program WinDirStat in item 1 of the tutorial below may be able to help ID what's taking up space on the hard drive.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps for now,

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My Compaq Presario is configured with a Ddrive which it appears to use as a recovery drive. The problem is that it is full. It therefore keeps alerting me that it is full but none of the built in clues to clean it up solve the problem. I think it was set up to store the back up information but never configured to delete previous backups. Any suggestions on how to clean up the D drive and reconfigure the automatic back-up so that it replaces old back-ups with new ones?


A:D drive full

The D partition should contain the system recovery files that allows you to revert that Compaq Presario back to its original factory condition, if needed. You should NOT be adding or copying any files into that partition.

What's the product number(P/N) on the HP sticker on the case?

Do you have a system recovery CD/DVD kit for that computer that you created after you bought it?


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Hello.. I have issues .. the D & C hard disks seem to have joined together as one ... the D shows 20% space available .. 60% space on the C drive. Then I read something about the partion. How do I make space on the drive if its even possible? Am I possibly "completely" out of memory and at risk of BUYING A NEW COMPUTER? ??

A:D drive is 80% full !??

Quote: Originally Posted by csabaisherri

Hello.. I have issues .. the D & C hard disks seem to have joined together as one ... the D shows 20% space available .. 60% space on the C drive. Then I read something about the partion. How do I make space on the drive if its even possible? Am I possibly "completely" out of memory and at risk of BUYING A NEW COMPUTER? ??

Memory and disk space are completely different

Can you tell us how big the HD is and how much is free?

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Hey all! My D drive is at 1.14 GB free of 12.47 GB. I think this is due to backups for restore taking up space. But I can't remember how to change this. This is probably a dumb question but I just draw a blank when I try to figure out how to fix it.

Thanks in advance for help and I greatly appreciate it!


A:D drive almost full...don't know how to fix this

Christy I would leave it alone and use as a restore area.
Use your main hard drive to play with. IMHO

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my c drive is nearly full and i'm sure it's from movie downloads. at first i could find the movies through search but when i tried to delete it would say file no longer located in c users. now they don't even show up through search. anyone have any ideas on how i can locate these movies and delete them. i've already tried treesizefree

A:c drive full

How many drives do you have? Did tree size tell you what was using the space?

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I have had my Erazer 3X for 8 months now and could not load a new program due to not enough space on drive C.  Looking into it I realized everything has been loading the 128G solid state C drive that is ment for the OS.  Duh.  So now I am going to have to move all the documentsand, videos and  photos from the C drive to the D drive.  Pain in the but but not too difficult.  MY question is what about all the program files.  There is about 3G of program files.  Can I move them with out causing connectivity problems?  Am I stuck leaving them in the C drive and only load programs to the D drive from now on?

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been trying to install drivers that were missing on a used laptop I bought , unfortunately I can't install them due to lack of space on the C drive any suggestions on how to make room?? According to the stats on the C drive: used space is 14.5GB free space is 62.6 MB

A:(C:) Drive is Full ~

You're running really low on a free space.
Since you're running Vista, 14.5GB hard drive is simply too small. In Vista's case, just Windows folder can reach 15GB in size.
I strongly suggest, you buy a new drive, since they're very cheap these days.
Whatever cleaning you do with 14.5GB drive, after a while, you'll run into very same problem.

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for some reason my cd, d drive is full there are no cds in my computer and when ever i put a cd in, my computer doesn't even no theres anything in there, please help, i think the problem started when my mum tried to burn a cd and im guessing took it out before it was completed also i have multiple iso programs and all of a sudden all there drives disappeared? and where replaced with these weird one? i dont no but i have print screens please view

A:my cd, d drive is full please help

Hi lil3leo, welcome to the board.

It is indeed a very strange occurrence and I don't have an answer for that. However, I do notice that the drive you pointed out is said to be a virtual DVD drive. Do you really have 4 physical optical drives? I do have a HDD F: which is not exist listed in "my computer" which I can't get rid off. Since it is not causing and problem, I just leave it along until may be try to get rid of it when I need to reinstall Vista. Hope some one will give you a productive answer soon. Sorry and post back.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and it's installed on a 120Gb SSD along with all my software. I only install software and drivers on this drive. I also have 2x1Tb drives for storing everything else.

The combined total of all the visible folders in the main directory of my C drive is 77Gb (including the Windows folder) but my system tells me that I have only 1.6Gb of free space. This is causing a lot of problems with Photoshop, AE etc.

How can I find out what's occupying that missing 40-50Gb and how do I figure out what I can dump?

Many thanks.


A:My C Drive is full but I can't see why

Quote: Originally Posted by Seany


I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and it's installed on a 120Gb SSD along with all my software. I only install software and drivers on this drive. I also have 2x1Tb drives for storing everything else.

The combined total of all the visible folders in the main directory of my C drive is 77Gb (including the Windows folder) but my system tells me that I have only 1.6Gb of free space. This is causing a lot of problems with Photoshop, AE etc.

How can I find out what's occupying that missing 40-50Gb and how do I figure out what I can dump?

Many thanks.


Third party tool like Jam software's Treesize pro (free to try) will do the trick.

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my c drive is telling me it's full. i have a d drive which is much larger & the overflow doesn't. how can i safely move my picture data base or ipod files to D?

A:Full C Drive

Easy. Use Windows Explorer to view your folders then drag 'n' drop your pictures/music folders to the D: drive.

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My harddrive is full but I have a 8g flash I have transfered and removed almost everything I am running windows xp and windows office and a driver for my printer and my hard drive is full is their any thing else I can remove or do to get more space I only ahve a 6G hard drive so space is limited please help

A:Drive C is full

Use CCleaner to make some space on your hard drive.

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I haven't been on the forum for a couple years. I guess that's how good the service was the last time. My wife is actually the computer whiz in the family, but she's out of town and I could use some help.

We are running Win. XP. Our C drive is full and I was wondering if there's some way to extend the file size. There's not enough room to defrag (15% needed?). I've deleted some apps, but it's not enough. Mail, everything is affected. An advice would sure be appreciated.

A:C Drive Full

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Hey everyone.. I am working on Window XP. A message comes up that my C drive is almost full. It prompts me to do a cleaning and I have done that many times there is still no space. I have deleted everything that I could off the drive and that has still been no help. In fact I deleted a few things and it showed i had 700 plus mb of space and I came back the next morning and turned on the computer and there was only 200 plus mb's of space left. I have not added any thing and the only thing that has been happening is the up dates that the computer does before I shut down. I just don't know what else to do to try to get more space on this drive. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

A:C Drive is almost full

There's a tool called WinDirStat which may tell you what is sucking up all your disk space. It's free and you can download it from here: creates a map of your hard drive, with files represented by colored blocks:This is an image of my hard drive. As you can see, most files are just tiny squares. There are, however, two huge red blocks on the left side. These two files (on my hard drive) are part of Windows and are expected to be huge.Notice also the folder tree above the map. The "Subtree Percent" column shows how much of your hard drive each file or directory occupies, with the biggest directories at the top. You can use this to discover huge directories if no single file is obviously huge.If you find the culprit but don't know what it is, just ask and we'll figure it out.Note: WinDirStat might take a while to finish depending on the size of your hard drive, number of files, and other factors.

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This is the second time I've gotten an error message while trying to update a program on my computer.
Supposedly my C Drive is extremely full.
Even doing a defrag+disk clean up, my pie chart showa very little space left.
There are probably numerous files stored on my drive that can be deleted, but I have no idea which ones to delete +which are necessary. I don't understand the "inner workings" of my system, so I'd really appreciate input here.
When I did a general search here at BC + entered C Drive full, most what I saw pertained to malware/virus/infection, so I don't know what to do..
I appreciate any+all help.

A:C Drive full?

Most files that fills up a partition or drive are media files. Use and see if you can post a screenshot while the directories are expanded. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply. 

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I was wondering how do I remove items from my D Drive. It became full when I transferred items from one computer to the one Im using now. Appreciate any help

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Welcome to the Forum.

The usual method is to rt click on the file/folder you wish to remove and select delete.

Is D a partition you want to remove a few things from , or a separate disk you want to clear?

Please click User CP at the top of this page and post your system specs.

Also , questions about disk management are easier to resolve if you post a jpeg screenshot of Disk Management, like this:

Start Orb>Rt click Computer>Manage>Disk Management ( takes a few seconds )

To post a jpeg , click Go Advanced at the bottom of this page and follow Step 10 onward of this tutorial.

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

Hope it helps


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Evidently, I filled up my drive D trying to back it up a few months ago. I haven't had any luck backing up on disc either. I don't know how to empty the drive. This is one area where I'm really lost.

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My C drive is 95% full, after cleanup.
What do I do?
Should I put music files on D Drive?
Just cut and paste?

A:C drive full

Backup the media that takes the most hard drive space (movies, music etc.) by burning them as data files onto a DVD. Then you can clear them off of the C drive to make more space.

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emachine W3609 with Vista. won't download things, says
drive c is out of disc space. shouldn't be, it's my mother's
computer and she doesn't have anything on it to speak of.
how do I delete what is on the c drive to make space.
Have tried different things, but never gives any space.

A:Says drive C full

have a look at it in disk management and see if there is any unallocted space

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My C drive only has 1gb free, the computer now hungs or at times blackouts and restarts itself. What should I do?

A:Full C drive

Quote: Originally Posted by utued

My C drive only has 1gb free, the computer now hungs or at times blackouts and restarts itself. What should I do?

Welcome Utued to the windows 7 forums.

You really need to prune your C drive of some files to allow it to function properly.

You might want to think about the purchase of another hard disk so that some of the data files presently on your C drive can be safely moved to your new disk.


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When i go on( computer) i find my C drive is 75% full . but my D drive (labled Documents)  is empty. i also have a dvd rw drive E  also empty.
and and 5 disks labled E G H I J also this normal. or should i take some stuff off the C drive and put it onto the D drive.
and if so how do i do it.

A:C drive nearly full

Silly Question (It's these that never get asked) but what is your limit on hard drive for system restore as this if set to Max  will over a period of time devour drive space 

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 my c drive is  getting full  dose' that mean i am running out of had drive space or can i transfer some of C Drive on to some where else 
like D Drive.

A:C Drive full ???

Yes, you can transfer all of your downloads and personal files to your D drive (assuming you have a second hard drive), just don't transfer anything under program files, application data or Windows. You can also set your save locations to your d drive to avoid the situation again.
You can also use CCleaner to clean up a big pile of space, just avoid using the registry cleaning function.

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I just bought a used Dell with Win7 Professional installed on it. My C drive is almost completely full. I have added a 1 Terrabyte HD, (external). How would I go about moving the information on C drive to the 1 Terrabyte HD, in order to give me more space? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:C Drive full

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A msg. popped up today saying my C: drive was full. I let it clean it up, but still only have just over 600 MB free out of 15 GB. Only 2.16 GB of this is programs as I have my programs installed on another drive. Looking in my Windows folder, I found 16.8 MB of log (text) files. Can these be removed? Can I turn off whatever is creating them?

I downloaded Disk Size Manager after reading some other messages on this site. It says my C: drive is 12,815.60 MB which should be 15 GB. Where is the just over 2 GB that are missing? Windows uses 4,887.88 MB. Documents and Settings is 3,090.28. Is this normal?

I wish I could move the programs to my D: drive, but I can't find a way. They are only available on my computer restoration disks and it puts them where it wants to instead of letting me decide where I want them. I tried running a free program called Move It!, but it looks like they are moving but they don't. Aghhh!

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi new to all this so bear with me , my problem is that my c drive has suddenly filled up in one day, had 4gb one minute then 300mb i did not down load anything different that i know of, was downloading a film from a site provided by my wireless broadband provider, but it has happened before. After several days the files will appear on the disc clean up so i can remove them but in the mean time i'm stuck they are not there now and i can't delete them whatever they are. Have tried deleting temp files but sometimes a message comes up saying i can't delete a file because it is in use, by who, not me. Sorry if its not clear i am a beginner and only know the bits i've read so far but would be grateful for any suggestions

A:c drive full

Have you tried rebooting your computer. That should free any locks on the file. You might also try removing them in safe mode.

However, if all your C: drive had was 4gb, it's time to get a bigger one, IMHO.

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My Dad has an Acer Aspire 5310 Series running Windows 7 Home Premium. Originally it came with Windows Vista which I replaced with Windows 7 for him. When I first did it the was plenty of room on the C drive. Since then it has gradually got fuller and fuller. I've moved everything I can to the D drive, so there's very little in his user area, downloads, etc. yet it still keeps filling up. It currently has a total of 32.5GB available on the C drive with 2.85GB free.
Please can someone suggest something I can do to free up space on his C drive?

A:C Drive Nearly Full

Sounds like it could be accumulating temporary files. Have you tried a temporary file cleaner like CCleaner ?  You can get it here :-

It's made by Piriform and is well recommended. I use it myself every two or three weeks. Just make sure that the box for 'RegEdit' under 'Applications / Windows' remains unticked. You can get into terrible trouble going in there without good reason !
Chris Cosgrove

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my C drive is having just 1 gb space free out of 49 gb , i deleted temporary files, and softwares i do not use. and i managed removing around 1 .5gb but the next day it was again full. what should i do. There's a folder named 43e428465ab14b5567d92253 and it needs permission to open , and permission is denied when i try to open, size is 0 when checked in properties .. please help.. is that thing a malware or something

A:C; drive full

I use CCleaner to delete unused files, keep only the last restore point.
You need to boot from recovery CD to delete those folder with cryptic name.

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I only have 2% of my memory on the c drive left. I have removed all unneccessary programs and sent stored info to a zip drive and I still keep running out of space. I have 11 GB on the D drive. Can I use that and if so how do I accomplish that? Remember I'm computer challenged!

A:c drive full

I believe you are referring to the drives storage capacity rather then memory.

You can try running Disk Cleanup.

How to run Disk Cleanup

Go to Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup

Disk Cleanup should start. It will first determine the amount of disk storage that may be freed. The window will close automatically, and the Disk Cleanup window should come up.

From here, simply check off what types of files you would like to delete. Disk Cleanup displays the amount of storage space that you can gain back. Hit Ok when you are ready to delete the files.


You have also mentioned your D drive. I am assuming this is a logical drive (That is, it is a part of your C drive but under a new drive letter). We will need to know your computer type before we can be sure if it is safe to save data to it. I know some companies use this drive as a recovery partition. Other companies and computer models may differ though.

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Hi i am new here, my son has an xp os, packard bell desktop, he uses the computer for nothing else but his game world of warcraft, so there is no other data we are worried about, but the c drive is full but the D disc space is empty and has 109GB free, when he plays his game he sometimes gets error not enough space and we have to clear disk space on the c drive which only frees up some MB, so my question is can i move his warcraft game from c to the d or would i have to uninstall it and reinstall it to d and how do i do this because everything automaticaly downloads to c thanks.

There are some programmes on c which he does not use like movie maker etc part of windows but it will not let me remove them to free up space, overall the computer is quite slow, is this because not enough space?

Also a seperate question i have a Vista installation disk, should i put it on instead of xp or keep it as xp what are your thoughts?


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Also a seperate question i have a Vista installation disk, should i put it on instead of xp or keep it as xp what are your thoughts?

no - the hardware maynot support the vista - plus is it a retail version and not used anywhere else - otherwise if non genuine will have other issues

I cant see why you have so much space used if thats all he has on

I would check the videos and music and pictures and see how much storage is used
you can then copy across to D
once you are happy they have copied OK you can delete all the files in those folders

empty the recycle bin

theres also a utility in
start>programs>accessories>system tools> cleanup program that will remove all temp files

one of these would be useful to install
JAM Software - Windows Freeware
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
and shows the size of the folders

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Hi guys,
I have a desktop pc that is running xp home. I have four hard drives and c:/ is full, however it doesn't have any documents etc. saved on it, only programs that are necessary like office, iTunes, adobe, webroot, and all of my windows programs etc. It has got to a point where I can't download any updates because the drive is so full. I have done disk cleanup and removed all unwanted programs through the control panel. I have four drives: c,d,e,f with the other four with plenty of room. Is there a way to delete a partition without losing everything on c? F is empty so I don't mind killing it. I'm also not really one hundred percent sure they are actual partitions, as when we had a new sound card put in recently the technician commented on the number of drives we had. If they are all separate drives is there anyway to make another one of the drives the primary drive without reformatting the whole computer? We had to do this recently and it was a very painful process.
Thanks for your help. Please let me know if I can get you any more information.

A:C:/ Drive Full

Look in Disk Management to see if these are hdds or partitions.Go to Start> Run and type in diskmgmt.msc then press enter.The C: drive is usually the hdd that has the operating system on it. I would suggest moving the non-Windows files to the other hdds, or partitions as the case may be.You can do this quite simply by clicking and dragging the files in Explore. Not to be confused with Internet Explorer. Right click on Start> Explore to open it.

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Is there a virus out there that tells you your hard drive is full? It just seems impossible that I have filled it up & I don't see anything in my files to tell me different. Major frustration!

A:full drive

If you right click on the drive letter under my computer and go to properties, What does that say? Does anything change if you clear your history, temproary internet files or clear some cache?

If you start here you should see a reduction in size. (even if ever so small.) As far as the particular viruses, you can usually check for both viruses and hoaxes at your favorite antivirus website.

Hope this at least gives you somewhere to start.

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hello, my computer is running extremely slow = start up takes about 5min w/o norton virus scan, and 10 min with norton virus running in the background. Everytime I open a browser or program my computer lags big time. i have a sony vaio pcv-rs 410 256 MB RAM running windows xp home edition. I have 2 hard drives ( c and D). C is 99% full, i have only 606mb left of 15 GB. I have done virus/malware scans, used ccleaner, and uninstalled to free up my c drive but to no avail ( only freed up 300 mb). I am pretty sure the reason why my computer runs slow is because it doesn't have enough space on the c drive. The contents under c drive are "programs" "documents and settings" "printer" and "google". I would like to transfer "documetns and settings" from my c drive to my d drive ( which is about only 10% full). I would like to know the safest way to do this? I don't want to lose my settings etc. i am a newbie to this, thnksalso, when i ran malwarebytes it found 25 infected files but after that, it came clean. All anti virus reports i have is clean. I also emptied temp folders . I couldn't defrag because it said i need 15% free space on my c drive , which i don't have. I hav also run a dskchk and it came out clean. Also, I have about 38 processes running right now, and i have disabled programs on start up.Pls help me resolve this problem. thank you.

A:c drive too full

i have a sony vaio pcv-rs 410 256 MB RAM running windows xp home edition. I have 2 hard drives ( c and D). C is 99% full, i have only 606mb left of 15 GBYour only options are to either delete some of your files or load some required files/documents on to CD to move/store them elsewhere - The unit will need defragging due to the over loading but first you must Move/Delete enough material -If you have the other option of adding more ram to the main system then that may give you just enough space to play with -A paper bag will only hold so much until it gives out at the seams .This is a typical case of expecting too much from what you are working with -Thank You -EDIT - Basic settings are usually required for normal running - If you have items like Pictures , Music , Drawings etc these are the items to move/save to CD - What are the Google items that require keeping ??

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I'm not sure why, but my c-drive appears full. My son downloaded I-tunes and is putting all his music cd's on it. this may have been the problem. Do I need more memory or someone said something about transferring files to a different drive? thanks

A:c drive full

By default iTunes will store songs in the C: drive, hence why you have your C: drive full.

You will need more hard drive space so you may want to get an additional drive. There are many options available like a 200Gb hard drive for around $100 or an external drive for about the same price, but less space.

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My c drive is full. I installed another hard drive. How do I transfer programs to that drive. Uninstall from C then install custom on D? Or is there an easier way?

A:C drive full

Do you mean you installed a new drive in addition the old one? if that is the case then Why not move all your data to the new drive and leaving the programs on C: drive?

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Dear T S G,

My C drive is full. I have found that it is due to folder C./Windows/globalization having 30.7GB in it. Yet when I open the globalization folder there is hardly anything in it!

Any suggestions?

Computer slow as a snail as you could imagine. I greatly appreciate any help you can offer.

Thanks, Greg

A:C drive full

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