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05-Aug-2012, 05:06 PM #1
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I have too many files in my computer.
How can I find them to delete some?
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05-Aug-2012, 11:33 PM #2
Please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread.
Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.

You might try using Disk Cleanup, found in Accessories/System Tools. This will get rid of some of your junk.
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06-Aug-2012, 05:57 AM #3
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OWNER-PC
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Model NP200AA-ABA a6720y
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, 2200 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 5.09, 3/4/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
User Name Owner-PC\Owner
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 6.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.37 GB
Total Virtual Memory 12.1 GB
Available Virtual Memory 10.5 GB
Page File Space 6.29 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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06-Aug-2012, 10:01 AM #4
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I have too many files in my computer.
How can I find them to delete some?
You need to be more specific about what your problem is and why you're wanting to delete files.

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06-Aug-2012, 11:01 AM #5
When i run norton it shows it scanned over 1 million files. I wanted to clean it up.
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06-Aug-2012, 11:12 AM #6
Between the Windows operating system and all the apps that you have installed in your computer, there very well may be over a million files for Norton to scan.

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The HP Pavilion a6720y desktop comes with a 640 GB hard drive.

Unless you've loaded it with photos, videos, music, etc., it should have plenty of free space.

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06-Aug-2012, 02:17 PM #7
I do have a lot of pics and music.
Some of my pics are going to be deleted.
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06-Aug-2012, 02:22 PM #8
Seems rather silly to delete your data just so Norton has fewer files to scan. Like cutting off your nose to spite your face. If you really don't want to use programs or keep data, then delete away.
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06-Aug-2012, 02:34 PM #9
Or, you could save them to a Flash drive/DVD or some other storage medium and get them off your drive.
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06-Aug-2012, 02:36 PM #10
I do have an expansion drive.
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06-Aug-2012, 02:36 PM #11
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Or, you could save them to a Flash drive/DVD or some other storage medium and get them off your drive.
That's still only one copy. If the data doesn't matter do you, delete it. If it does, then you still need two copies, preferably three with one offsite.
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06-Aug-2012, 02:42 PM #12
Good point...
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10-Aug-2012, 08:24 AM #13
I don't know how to find my files. Or even what they are.
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10-Aug-2012, 08:46 AM #14
You have no idea where you store your pictures or your music? They're not in your Pictures or Music folders? You can't find those folders? You've never looked?
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10-Aug-2012, 08:59 AM #15
Those I do sure. Are they known as files?
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