my C Drive Has hidden data..

ok my C drive has only 3 Gigs of data on it that I can find.

and yet Winxp is telling me I have 6 gigs on it...

how do I free up that space?
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    and yet Winxp is telling me I have 6 gigs on it...

    The rest of it is used by System Restore to store its files (it's hidden folder called <b>System Volume Information</b>).
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    how do I free up that space?

    Disable System Restore and delete the folder, but if something bad happens you can't restore your system the way it were.

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  2. You can limit the space Sys Restore takes up:

    >Control Panel>System>System Restore...

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  3. Also, if you have a Page File on that drive that will take up space.

    >Control Panel>System>Advanced>Performace Settings>Advanced>Change...

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  4. I found out that if you limit space using by System Restore via Control Panel to certain percentage (ie. less than 4%), it might disable System Restore as well.
    To limit its space using Registry Editor is better (but not for novices), you can also control how long and how big you want these files staying in System Restore before totally being thrown out to save space for others.

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  5. Could be you pagefile.sys or too many sys restore points.

    If you have norton ghost then it could a ghost image or your drive(s).

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  6. Another thing could be your system hibernation file. To view all these files, click on tools->folder options->view, and then select show hidden files and folders and also uncheck hide protected operating system files.

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  7. format C: from DOS usually does the trick :tongue:

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