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Removing low performing system files?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mrcrowley1967, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. Mrcrowley1967

    Mrcrowley1967 Thread Starter

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    After doing the latest Disk Keeper Defrag and after moving my iTunes directory to another drive (hard drive was at 2 percent free space) I noticed alot I mean ALOT of Low performing system files like 889 according to the page report from DK. They were spread out all over the place I ran DK again and they are still there even though DK said they were fragmented files. So what i need to clear up is:
    Do I need to defrag them ?
    Will they hinder my systems performance?
    And if I need to do i remove them with DK?
     
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    I'm afraid you'll struggle to defrag at all with that tiny amount of free space to work in. Do you have anopther disk top which you move, say, My Documents and if so, how much space would that free up? If I'm misunderstand you and teh 2% was before moving iTunes, just ignore me! :D

     
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    DK Needs atleast 25% free space to perfrom a proper defrag.
    Last used version by me was in 2009
     
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    actually it's 15% for the built in windows version. Dunno about 3rd party software limitations.
     
  6. flavallee

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    Mrcrowley1967:

    Does that hard drive have a single C partition or multiple partitions?

    What's the full size of that hard drive?

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    Here are simple and safe steps to reclaim hard drive space:

    1. Right-click RECYCLE BIN, click Properties, set the slider to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

    2. Right-click MY COMPUTER, click Properties - System Restore(tab), set the slider to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

    3. Open these 2 temp folders:

    C:\WINDOWS\Temp

    C:\Documents And Settings\(Username)\Local Settings\Temp

    Delete everything from inside those temp folders. If a few files resist deletion, leave them alone and delete everything else.

    4. Empty the Recycle Bin, then restart your computer.

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  7. Mrcrowley1967

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    Ok I should have told you all this when I moved my iTunes I freed up 189 gig of space of a 300 gig hard drive so I am all set there; Oh and I have three internal hard drives C drive is 300 gig ,D drive is 250 gig and (don't laugh) e drive is 40 gig I also have two usb drive on 500 gig and one is 640 gig I moved iTunes to the 640 gig drive and the program to . and flavallee I think Ill do what you suggested rite now..
     
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    3 internal hard drives and 189 GB of music files? :eek:

    I'm assuming that Windows XP is in the C drive.

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  9. Mrcrowley1967

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    Well I have TV shows movies to but yea 189 gig of Itunes believe it or not this C drive the 320 gig is over five years old (so knock on wood) it will stick around a bit longer. AND yes windows is on C drive only one boot up option no partitions well one with windows on it.
     
  10. Mrcrowley1967

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    I just did what you asked flavalle I am going to run DK and see if any of the Low performing files are gone
     
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    Here is pic all the pink lines are Low Performance System Files.
     

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    When I gave the advice that I did in post #6, I was assuming that your computer had a single hard drive. Since it has 3 hard drives with a combined space of about 590 GB, changing a couple of settings and deleting a bunch of temp files isn't going to make much of a dent in reclaiming space. And I'm not into third-party defrag programs.

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  13. Mrcrowley1967

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    That is after i defraged with DK.
     
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    Well that is just C drive no other drive is like that ...Look at all the Low performing files there all over the place that can not be a good thing ...
     
  15. Mrcrowley1967

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    Oh and i am only reclaim space on C drive the drive with windows on it I want to try to get better performance out of C drive to.
     
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