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Free disk space on Drive C

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista. The free space available on drive C was 98.4 GB, after doing disk cleanup, scan hard drive and defragment; the free space size is reading 97.7 GB. Whereas I was thinking that this will increase. Can you please enlighten me on this?

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The swept files are stored up in folders you might not see.

Run disk clean up and you will have more spaces wherein all temporary files will be deleted.

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2. Go to My Computer Right click on Acer C take properties click button Disk cleanup select files from all users let it scan ur hard drive and then it will present u with some temp files , hibernation files and thumbnail files and error reporting files check the boxes and perform the cleanup select all of them u will get some space press OK it will cleanup and delete these files and u will see some space freed up, in more options in the same windows u can also uninstall some progrmas on ur C drive which u installed and u no longerr want now u can un install them as well after that come out of it

3. Now go to My computer right click and take properties of Acer C now go to Tools Tab and select Defragment Now and select C drive and defrag ur drive this will take time after this correct free space will be visible to u after all cleaning steps

if u get enuff space u wanted then it is ok otherwise u can also take some space from the D drive and can merge into C drive if u want i can help u in that but i prefer changing ur hard drive as it is too small for a system like Vista , XP will give u no trouble on that drive


pls let me know and do rate me if i fixya problem

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amy b d disk is full try to free some space or try using any recent antivirus software like avira,macafaee to scan fro virus

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