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a b à CPUs
June 10, 2010 7:13:48 AM

Hello, how can i increase space on c drive without reformatting
whichever files i delete r deleted from c drive but the space on c doesnot increase
my c drive has total space
25 GB i have 760 MB ram
so plz suggest me any profitable method so that i do not have to face any problems regarding this.
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i will be very greatful to you
thanking you

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a c 173 à CPUs
June 10, 2010 8:00:35 AM

First, you should not publish an email address on an open forum. We will generally reply here on the forums or with a private message through the forums.

Second, system details would be helpful.

I am guessing that you are simply deleting the files. Doing a simple delete merely dumps the deleted file into the recycle bin on the hard drive where it still takes up space.

You can permanently delete the files by selecting them and pressing [Shift][Delete]. You can find instructions for changing the size of the Recycle Bin by selecting the "Help and Support" section in the Start menu. Type "recycle bin" in the help window and when the list of topics pops up, select the "Resize ... " option.

If the drive is partitioned, you can use a partition manager program to change the sixe of the partitions, but this is a little tricky and I don't recommend it to an inexperienced user.

And you can simply buy a bigger hard drive.
a b à CPUs
June 10, 2010 9:06:24 AM

delete things
uninstall programs you no longer use
delete temporary files
possibly compress your C drive (will impact preformance and not recommended)
empty your recycle bin
after all this it's probably worth running a defrag!
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a c 217 à CPUs
June 10, 2010 1:36:52 PM

What OS?

If you have had the computer for over a year you may have a butt-load (highly technical term) of 'restore points' that take up a substantial amount of space on your hard drive.
a b à CPUs
June 10, 2010 1:42:10 PM

We did this recently on a 300 GB primary drive, because
years ago we installed XP on a 10GB C: partition,
and the remainder was a dedicated data partition.

First of all, download and install Partition Wizard (freeware):

Use that software to move the starting point of your
second partition, the one immediately after C:.

We moved it by 10GB, because wanted to double C:.

Disk Management provides a graphic display of
drive letters for each physical hard drive.

When that task is done, run Partition Wizard again
to increase the size of C: by the exact same amount that
you decreased that data partition.

I hope this helps.

a b à CPUs
June 10, 2010 2:20:20 PM

Right click my computer, properties
Go to advanced tab
Click on settings on the performance square
Go to advanced tab
In virtual memory, hit change
By default your pagefile is in C:
If you have a partition D with space, remove the paging file size from C:
Put something like 2500 - 2500 in the other partition.

if you have something like 1024 - 1500 it's just better to go a bit over the right size but to make it the same so the damn thing doesn't grow and shrink as it pleases.

Considering you have 768MB Ram, this should save you about 1 gig off drive C:

You can also use a software like Partition Magic to resize the partitions but be sure to do a HUGE backup of all your stuff as 1 time out of 50, depending on how old and how much data is everywere, it can crash your pc... Rare but possible.

Good luck

a b à CPUs
June 10, 2010 3:35:41 PM

Ccleaner is a wonderful program also to tip top off some more space.

It cleans up cookies, temp files, some other things and really improves performance on a unhealthy system that doesnt get attention too often. I would run the top 2 options in that program once a month if I were you.

Beware, it will clean out history in the internet explorer too.