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Old 03-20-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
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alright so it says i am using 35 gb of my 50 gb hard drive. the folders on my c drive are- program files, my downloads, documents and settings, and windows. i right clicked on each of them and went to properties to see the size of each folder. program files= 10.3 gb, documents and settings= 5.58gb, my downloads= 1.5gb, windows= 1.52 gb. adding all those up, it only equals about 19 gb. but it says i am using 35 gb. how can this be?? and help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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cant anyone help?
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:56 PM   #3
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Go to your Installed Programs listing and see what it shows, also note if anything is installed more than once. Where's your anti virus program. Also the size of Windows sounds small unless you using an early version of windows. Pull up "My Computer" and see what it says you have on the HD.
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yeah, you have to add all the installed programs you have too.
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Old 03-20-2006, 11:05 PM   #5
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did you partiton your disc maybe? i dont know thats messed up
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #6
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ya what is did was right click on all the folders in the c directory and click properties and saw the amount of space they were taking up and when i added all of them together it eqaled only 19 gb
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #7
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and i dont think i have a partition- if i did, wouldn't there be an icon that looks like there is anotherhar drive in the my computer?
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well ifr ur worried about ur disk space, try downloading ccleaner http://www.ccleaner.com and u might fins some stuff 2 get rid of
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i find the way windows tells you how much space is left isnt always accurate. you proberly also have random junk on your pc and other stuff which hasnt come up. i wouldnt really be alarmed
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its probably because there are hidden folders in your C: directory

edit: on mine, theres about 23 hidden
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