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Low disc space on drive c.

Computer backed up on to my c drive.

I have duplicate files on drive c.

How do i get my computer to recognise duplicate files and folders, and or to remove back up.

Computer is very slow.

no slang please- not very computer literate.

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    Chris May 11, 2010

    What brand of computer and model# do you have?



    In my computer, how many drives do you have, what letters, what names?



    Is this a backup you made or a factory backup?

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Hello
if you have to little space on your C partition you can resize it, if you using vista.

1. right click on my computer->manage
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you can also move your swap file to D: that gonna save some space on C.
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