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Disk space gone!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by marc_89, Oct 7, 2008.

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  1. marc_89

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    Hello, I kept my pc running over night and when I woke up the free space in my drive c(contains os) was 700kb. It had dropped from 8gb. I checked system restore I thought it might have made a backup but that was not the case. I did find though a bunch .sqm files in my c drive. I've heard they can be related to live messenger and operation flashpoint ( a game). I have flashpoints sequel and live messenger. I haven't used either in several days. I did defragment the drive one day before this occurred. Can someone please tell me where all that space has gone to?

    ps I'm putting them in these forums because I don't know where this problem belongs.
     
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    http://dotwhat.net/sqm/8672/

    Found this which gives a general overview of the files, also found numerous other sources saying the same thing. Apparently, you should be able to disable the feature in Messengers options however many people seem to think that it still produces the files even when disabled (may be associated to Beta versions).

    I don't use MSN / Live Messenger so cant confirm / deny the info personally.
     
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    Thanks for the help, I followed the link to the msn file but it had only several tiny files. On the other hand I haven't been able to find the root folder, It should be in drive C and I have show hidden files activated, any idea on where it is?
     
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