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My desktop hardrive (C) is running out of memory. I've attached an exterior hardrive (E) to the computer with lots of available memory. However, I'm still getting a message that I'm running out of available memory space on my hardrive (C). What am I doing wrong?

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Just do the following steps and your issue will be resolved.

1) Delete all unwanted data from Drive C.

2)Delete all data that you have copied from Drive C to External HDD

3) Open My computer and go to Tools---> Folder Options---->Click on Viwe Tab----> Check 'Show hidden files and folders' and select OK.

4) Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp and Delete everything that you ee inside Temp Folder

5)Go to C:\WINDOWS\ here you will find folders like $hf_mig$, here you eill have to Delete all the folders starting and ending with $ sign.

6) Empty Recycle bin and restart the PC and your issue will be resolved.

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The Windows operating system creates quite a lot of temporary files and this takes up hard drive space and eventually you run out of disk space.
This is why you need to do hard disk maintenance at least once a month to clean up your C drive and recover disk space.
For instruction on disk maintenance, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559146-hard_disk_maintenance

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C Drive is usually the partition of the hard drive that contains the Operating System. In your case, it might have been filled due the files stored on
1. Desktop
2. My Documents
3. Downloads etc

So, just move some of the data from your C Drive to E Drive and the issue would be resolved.

Hope it helps! Good Luck!
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