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Old 06-01-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question Finding User "Footprint".

Well, as you may know, they're are ways to find a household's "carbon footprint" with how much of Earth's resources they use.

Can I do the same with computers? However, I want to find out which of the computer's user accounts is using the most hard drive space. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. I want to see something about this family computer to improve it.


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Old 06-01-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Finding User "Footprint".


Programs that users install will always be housed in the Program Files or Program Files x86 folder, so the true footprint of each user won't be that obvious as all programs are dumped in the same heap, so to speak. However, if you login as the administrator and then go to the C:/Users/ folder, you can right click on the users named folder and see the properties to see how much that folder contains. Those folders, by the way, contain the My Documents/Downloads/Music/Videos folders so if the users are all average users, then they should be storing all their stuff in those folders.
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