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C drive depletes

My c:// drive depletes when i download some stuff. Just wondering why? and is there a way for me to avoid/clean it?

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    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    could you clarify what you mean by depletes. You mean it gets smaller as you add stuff??

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Let me explain you exactly
hoping that there is enough amount of space allotted for c drive

  • updating the operating system that is turning on windows updates consumes lot of space for example it can consume an average of 2gb if you are updating regularly the operating system
  • updating the antivirus regularly consumes a lot of space

ok now coming to the point,even if you have set the default download drive as other than c drive. when you download any stuff the downloaded file is temporarily stored in c drive before transferring it to the destination set by you. so,whenever you download any thing make sure there is quite a amount of space.

  • defragment the drive regularly
  • allot atleast 20gb for c drive
  • do not store the downloaded files in c drive
  • make sure you install only necessary updates of your operating system using custom install
  • updating a antivirus weekly is sufficient
install a software called tuneup utilities which you can downnload from the below link

http://www.tune-up.com/download/tu2009/

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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