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I bought an external drive to keep all of my docs, photos and videos. I thought that would free up space to do a defragment and it is telling me I only have 1% of space can not defragment.
How can I free up space on the hard drive without deleting something important. I don't know enough about computers.
If I delete all of the photos on my Adobe Photoshop Album, will that free up space in my hard drive? I have approx. 2500 items in the Album.
Simply buying the external hard drive is one thing. Did you simply plug it in, copy stuff over, or _move_ stuff over? You have to move stuff over in one spot to make room elsewhere. Cut-and-paste is your friend. Do not move programs this way -- just data, like videos, music, photos and word processing documents.
There's a wonderful program called ATF-Cleaner from http://www.atribune.org that can also search your computer for unused files. (Windows has a built-in program, too: click Start: Accessories: System Tools: Disk Cleanup). But the ATF-Cleaner is a bit more thorough, does more stuff. You may be simply wasting a surprising amount of hard drive space on stuff like temporary files that became pretty much permanent. You can also free up some space by deleting old System Restore files and the clike -- look through Disk Cleanup.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
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