[BCAB] storage space on hard drive

Kelvin Williams kelvin.williams at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Feb 8 13:02:39 GMT 2012


Hi,

Another thing you can try is to go to properties of the recycle-bin icon on 
the desk top and change the amount oif your hard drive set aside for the use 
of the recycle-bin, normally I think this is set at ten per cent.

Kelvin.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vince Thacker" <vince at gainleics.fsnet.co.uk>
To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] storage space on hard drive


CCleaner from www.ccleaner.com will get rid of most of these unwanted files.
It's a relatively small program, so with luck you'll still have room for it.
Just ensure that you check everything you want deleted.

Vince.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Clive.Lever at kent.gov.uk>
To: <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:03 PM
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-----
> 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 14:05
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> 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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