Why is my hard drive so full??

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Hello, I would like to ask if there is a freeware program on the web to clean up a hard drive. My 37 gig drive has 21 gig on it and for what I use my computer for that is extremely high. If I keep going at this rate I will need a new HD soon!!!

Please help. Thanks in advance.

Beth
 

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Assuming you are using XP, How much is System restore taking up.
Also check to see how much space IE is usin for TEmporary internet files.
 
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"for what I use my computer for that is extremely high."?21 gigs is plenty on your drive as trying to keep a balance(18/18)is the optimum.You have space to burn,RAM is the limiting factor in resource hungry applications,especially graphics&games-RAM is the determinent of system performance,not HDspace.Enjoy the space luxury!Defragging !!and the above apps will keep the system happy&it will let you know if space is at a premium.oh,unless you've USED the 21,in which case no more.consider removing installed stuff
you don't absolutely need,use WinZip or another compression program to
scavenge space (by 30%) and perhaps burn some data to CD or DVD for
storing exe files& backups you don't use.Installing another HD is always an
easy viable option,which you could do in 1/2 an hour @ no cost,an upgrade
in performance will result.If you ever wish to make work data backups that
is the solution-which reminds me:back up your data /back up your data every
week.(incremental)ha.
 

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Okay thanks for all this good advice. I did however find a program called Advanced Disk Cleaner,, ran it and cleaned them up. It is now down from a 21 gig full hd to a 13 full gig hd so I guess that is what I wanted to accomplish. All is working fine too so I think it was an ok decision.

Beth
 
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