well a friend called me last night explaining that is hard drive is full and shows like 328mb left on it. as he explained he told that theres no way that he has that much data on it! then he goes on telling me that if he goes through and frees up some space, after he restarts it it keeps filling up. and it will show that its full again. i wasnt sure how to fix this or how to pin point the promblem. i went through his files and added up the space and it was at half the capacity, but the c drive shows that its has only 1% left.
he using a hp pavilion laptop running vista home. im just trying to sovle this any help would be awesome.
thanks for the help
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300 or so of free space is rather small given modern disk sizes, but I'd recommend that he look at the "shadow copy" feature. If you're loading, unloading, reloading a lot of SW on a regular basis, then this "Vista" "feature" can eat up huge amounts of HDD space.
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To gain a little more space, you can reduce the size of your pagefile. The default is 10%, and I routinely reduce it to 1%. A 100gb disk would suck up 10gb in the default pagefile. By setting it to 1% you free up 9gb.
Also, you can use a program called filemon.exe to find out which files are being accessed the most. You can also use the filters to find out if a particular TYPE of file is using the space (e.g. ".log" files) http://www.snapfiles.com/get/filemon.html
Some programs create logs files when running. Some don't place any limits and just keep adding to the existing log file...which can get very large very fast in some programs.
Also, the internet cache may be set to an insanely high figure for some reason. I'd set it to about 400MB.