[BCAB] storage space on hard drive

Alan Philpott alan at aphilpott.demon.co.uk
Tue Feb 7 17:18:42 GMT 2012


The temporary internet files can be deleted as far as I know.  but some
cookies must stay if you are doing a lot of stuff online with companies on a
regular basis.

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From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]On Behalf Of
Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk
Sent: 07 February 2012 17:04
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] storage space on hard drive


Hello Steve,

yes I have, but thanks. Anyone got any thoughts on temporary internet
files, browsing history and other currently hidden files?

Thanks,
Clive



Clive Lever
Diversity and Equality Officer
Kent County Council

Office: 01622 221163
Email: clive.lever at kent.gov.uk


Kent County Council
Room 2.35A
Sessions House
Maidstone, Kent.
ME14 1XQ



-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Steve Bingham
Sent: 07 February 2012 14:41
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] storage space on hard drive

Clive

You have probably done this but coincidentally it was the cause of a
pleas for help I had this morning. Have you emptied your Recycle Bin.
The person I had the call from this morning was not aware of what it was
and we managed to free up nearly half the disc before starting on disk
clean up and defrag.


Steve

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk
Sent: 07 February 2012 14:05
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] storage space on hard drive

Thanks Alan,

I've already done Disk Clean. However, when I tried Disk Defrag, it
warned me that it didn't have enough space to perform properly. It needs
a minimum of 15% free space to work effectively, which is where we came
in. I've had the suggestion of looking at hidden files, and temporary
internet files too, which I shall when I get home, but any other
suggestions would still be welcome.

Thanks,
Clive




Clive Lever
Diversity and Equality Officer
Kent County Council

Office: 01622 221163
Email: clive.lever at kent.gov.uk


Kent County Council
Room 2.35A
Sessions House
Maidstone, Kent.
ME14 1XQ



-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Alan Philpott
Sent: 07 February 2012 13:55
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] storage space on hard drive

Clive,
I would suggest that you defrag the c drive first if you have not
already done this of late.  Then, look again and see if the amount of
space has altered; it may well have done.  while you are at it, use the
disk cleanup system tool before jumping to any conclusions.

For the defrag tool to work there has to be a minimum of 15 free space
on a hard disk according to literature I have read.
-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
[mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]On Behalf Of
Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk
Sent: 07 February 2012 11:29
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] storage space on hard drive


Hello all,

please can anyone help me to solve this conundrum?

I noticed recently that my Goldwave programme was failing part-way
through, as I was converting cassette contents to MP3. The system told
me that there was not enough storage space on the hard drive.  Now I
know that GoldWave works with .wav files which are storage-hungry.

So, I check the properties on my C:\ drive, and found I had allegedly
used about 212 GB out of an available 232 GB on a 250GB internal drive.
Q1: how is the other 18GB accounted for.

Looking at the properties of the three subfolders immediately below the
C:\ local disk in the tree, the amount of disk space shown amounted to a
small fraction of the allegedly used 212 GB of the disk itself. Q2: what
could be  hogging the rest of the storage space?
Q3: where would I find it?
Q4: does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can reclaim any of that
used disk space?  I've moved as many audio files as I can to the
external drive and deleted unwanted large files, but tackling the
directories just below C:\ only appears to be scratching the surface.

Thanks,
Clive

 drive

Clive Lever
Diversity and Equality Officer
Kent County Council

Office: 01622 221163
Email: clive.lever at kent.gov.uk


Kent County Council
Room 2.35A
Sessions House
Maidstone, Kent.
ME14 1XQ



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