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Lost Disk Space after ReInstalling windows ME

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by paulcee, Dec 10, 2001.

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  1. paulcee

    paulcee Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, I have recently needed to reInstall Windows ME to correct a few problems. I ended up doing this twice to try and fix errors - which it did- everything is now running fine.
    The only thing is I seem to have lost alot of disk space each time I reinstalled it. What do I do to fix this?
    I thought that re-formatting the C: Drive and starting all over may work- is this nessecary? Is there another way around it?
    I have checked to see if there are two or more copies of all system files- there are in C:\WINDOWS\INF and C:\WINDOWS\INF\INFBACK- that looks all normal to me.
    I have already ran Disk Space recovery Wizard- didnt free up much space at all. Also just so you know- when I reinstalled windows I did NOT choose to keep copies of the system files- thinking that that would take up space- just incase somehow the computer did save these somewhere from my last OS- Windows 98- where would I check? Thanks
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    You might get some clues as to what is taking up all that space by using the File search tool. Click on Advanced and do a search for all files "at least" 10000kb (10mb). If that doesn't turn up much, take a zero off until it does.
     
  3. paulcee

    paulcee Thread Starter

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    :) Hey- I never knew how much crap could accumulate on the hard drive! Thanks- problem Fixed!!
     
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    You're welcome, good to hear :)
     
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