Need Help Freeing Up Disk Space.

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  1. Prodigy

    Prodigy Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was looking at my Hard Drive and i only have 20 GB space free right now and I can't figure out what all is taking up 207 GB atm. I have Age of Conan, World of Warcraft, and Diablo 2 all installed that are obvious space takers. But they only equal up to about 20GB of space. I've done the obvious of doing a Disk Cleanup and deleting some programs but still have a ton of space used.

    Was wondering if anyone knew what the problem could be or if there are some programs that take up huge space but do nothing that i can delete.


    Need an answer A.S.A.P if possible. If you have questions that might help you find the answer feel free to ask.
     
  2. Ravr

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    did you defrag already?

    if not.. do so :P

    or download treesize ---

    you can see how large the maps are + file within you can sort it from large to small so you can find out too
     
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  4. magma_saber

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    Defraging your HDD won't give you any space. Its recommended to defrag your HDD but it isn't ment to regain space, its ment to optimize your comp. Try out ccleaner and check what programs you have installed.
     
  5. .Immortal

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    Lmao.. you're complaining about 250gb? Try living off 100gb like me and see how easy it is.. My freakin' iPod has almost the same amount of space..
    Defrag will not make a huge difference, as it only puts file data together. (in most cases this has minimal effect) CCleaner is your best bet. (I use it and I love it)
     
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    You can try a program called Folder Sizes, I have used it in the past and it works well. It will quickly index your HDD and will show you what folders are the largest overall and what files are taking up the most space.

    It will then give you root directories and graphs so you can decide if you want to delete anything or not.

    http://www.foldersizes.com/
     
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    .ZERO Nigga wit a PSD

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    Yeah run a disk defrag for it to run more smoothly then as mentioned before get ccleaner free to download etc run scans get rid of temp files/cookies etc
     
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    buy a new harddrive
     
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    Is it just me or does xlink not put as much effort into his posts as he used to?
     
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    try living off a 76 gb hard drive

    27gb free space on mine and i also have a 500 gb external xD
     

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