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Old 2004-06-26, 23:45   Link #6
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Originally Posted by LIQUIDCELL
The problem is the disk space has not increased as it should have since most of my desktop files (which held more than 30 gig) from the former OS no longer exist. HELP? does it make any sense at all?
1. Delete Old "Document and Settings" Folder.
If you changed the name of your account the old internet and desktop folders will still may be on your hard drive. You can find these files in "C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Desktop" and "C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings". If you attempt to delete one of those folders from a current user profile, XP will simply not let you. However, you may still manually delete files from these folders.

2. Empty Your Recycle Bin.

3. Run Disk Cleanup
Open your start menu and point to "Run". Type "cleanmgr.exe" and press enter. This wizard will allow you to remove internet files and temporary files.

4. Check the size of your pagefile.
Point to "My Computer," right click and choose "Properties." Choose the "Advanced" tab and select "Settings." Choose the new "Advanced" tab and check "Total paging file size for all drives: xxxx MB". The amount should be around 1.5 to 2 times your physical RAM.

5. Check to see if hibernation is enabled.
Depending on how much physical RAM you have, much disk space could be secured for hibernation. Open your start menu and point to "Run". Type "powercfg.cpl" and press enter. Choose the "Hibernate" tab. Uncheck "Enable hibernation" if you do not use the feature.
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