Regaining Disc Space

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What is the best ways to regain space on my hard drive. I lost a lot
of it after doing a System Recovery. I already used the disc cleanup
option and deleting restore points and uninstalling unwanted programs
so what else is left. I know for a fact I had more space and used less
percentage of it than I am now before the system restore. Please
advise.
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    <tsgrl429-ent@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:8s92s0dvurqg6d2hk5a9ja2t6t6rn8breg@4ax.com...
    > What is the best ways to regain space on my hard drive. I lost a lot
    > of it after doing a System Recovery. I already used the disc cleanup
    > option and deleting restore points and uninstalling unwanted programs
    > so what else is left. I know for a fact I had more space and used less
    > percentage of it than I am now before the system restore. Please
    > advise.

    Did you run Disk Defragmenter ? If not, do so. This will put things
    together, making the computer "see" more space (no guarantee on how much).

    Malv
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    ScanDefrag 5.0 - Readme
    http://blueorbsoft.com/

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    PURPOSE:
    Run comprehensive computer maintenance from a controlled state.
    Maintenance items include Microsoft's Disk Cleanup, ScanDisk/Chkdsk and Disk
    Defragmenter, and Norton's Disk Doctor and SpeedDisk.
    Can be run "on demand" or as a regularly scheduled task.
    Item options are always under user control.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ----
    REQUIREMENTS:
    For use with Windows 98, 98SE, ME, XP and Server 2003 .
    Not intended for use with Windows 95, NT, or 2000.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ----
    INSTALLATION:
    Download and run the setup program. ScanDefrag will unpack to a folder of
    your choice. (ScanDefrag does not install any external libraries.)
    Note: If you are currently using version 3.0 or higher you do not need to
    uninstall first.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ----
    OPERATION:
    Run ScanDefrag.exe from explorer or its shortcut.
    To configure ScanDefrag for the first time, run ScanDefrag and first
    "Configure" any maintenance tools which you wish to run. Note that the
    Microsoft tools that ScanDefrag will use are in configuration mode at this
    time. This means that Disk Cleanup, Scandisk and Defrag will open and accept
    user input. However, they will do no disk maintenance at this time.
    Configure them to your preference, including the desired drives, and click
    "Ok". If you "Cancel" a tool's configuration mode, then that tool's settings
    will not be saved.
    Once your selections are made, click "Save" to save your options and exit
    the program, or click "Run" to have ScanDefrag restart Windows and run the
    maintenance programs.


    Note: Scanning and/or defragging a drive are disk intensive tasks. Depending
    on the size of the drive, it could take hours. If the drive has never been
    defragged then especially so. Subsequent defrag operations should be
    noticeably quicker.

    <tsgrl429-ent@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:8s92s0dvurqg6d2hk5a9ja2t6t6rn8breg@4ax.com...
    > What is the best ways to regain space on my hard drive. I lost a lot
    > of it after doing a System Recovery. I already used the disc cleanup
    > option and deleting restore points and uninstalling unwanted programs
    > so what else is left. I know for a fact I had more space and used less
    > percentage of it than I am now before the system restore. Please
    > advise.
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    On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 11:34:03 -0700, "Malvern" <thisis@fak> wrote:

    >
    ><tsgrl429-ent@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >news:8s92s0dvurqg6d2hk5a9ja2t6t6rn8breg@4ax.com...
    >> What is the best ways to regain space on my hard drive. I lost a lot
    >> of it after doing a System Recovery. I already used the disc cleanup
    >> option and deleting restore points and uninstalling unwanted programs
    >> so what else is left. I know for a fact I had more space and used less
    >> percentage of it than I am now before the system restore. Please
    >> advise.
    >
    >Did you run Disk Defragmenter ? If not, do so. This will put things
    >together, making the computer "see" more space (no guarantee on how much).
    >
    >Malv
    >
    Yes, I did this but it didn't do much.
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