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Running low on capacity

I have very little capacity remaining on my one touch1. Will I be losing anything by adding more data? Will it stop storing information when I reach capacity. Is there some method to select and delete unimporant data?

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Explore/Open the drive via My Computer and delete the "unimportant data", empty your recycle bin, and you could defragment the drive when your done deleting if you like?

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