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Hoover
10-11-2004, 08:07 PM
I have this crap computer at my office that says the Hard Drive is full.

I ran a program that finds big files and it says under documents and settings I'm using 6763 MB, or half my HD. It then says 6100 of them are in my local settings. and a huge chunk of that is in a Temp folder and the other chucnk is in Temp Internet files.

I can't find these folders on my machine, how can I delete them to add space?

Thanks

Sure-Oz
10-11-2004, 08:58 PM
IE, tools, internet options, delete files

OldTownChief
10-11-2004, 09:20 PM
Run a disk cleanup and dump all the Sh!t. Start/Programs/Assessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup. Check all the boxes.

Hoover
10-11-2004, 10:00 PM
They are still there, didn't get them

digi2fish
10-11-2004, 11:16 PM
what's your Windows version?

unlurking
10-11-2004, 11:52 PM
search & destroy

*.tmp
*.bak

Hoover
10-12-2004, 08:41 AM
Anyone else have ideas?

ZepSinger
10-12-2004, 08:46 AM
Anyone else have ideas?

Deleting temp files sounds like what ya need to do... on top of that, uninstall any programs you don't need. Backup and then remove any big media files(.avi, .bmp,.mpg,.wav) which can be huge.
Other than that, look into a humongous new HD(pretty darn cheap nowadays)..

Gaz
10-12-2004, 08:50 AM
Hoover-
If I understand you correctly, you know where the files are, but can't see them. I had the same problem on my workstation.

Here is what I did here at work:

Go to Explorer.
Click on TOOLS.
Click on FOLDER OPTIONS.
Click on VIEW
Under FILES AND FOLDERS, Click on SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS
Click OK.

That should allow you to see the TEMP and TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES folders in the LOCAL SETTINGS folder.

Delete away.

xoxo~
Gaz
Had the same problem.

nmt1
10-12-2004, 08:55 AM
If you're using XP or 2000, you should find the Local settings folder under this path:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings
You'll find a temp internet files under this folder.
Try cleaning it out for all the users under C:\Documents and Settings
The Local settings folder is a hidden system folder so you'll have to unhide them.
You can do that by double clicking My Computer, click the tools menu, click Folder Options, click the View tab, find the Hidden Files and Folders section and choose Show Hidden Files and Folders.

Going by memory here so forgive me if it's not exact, if you're using 98 temp internet files and Local Settings is under the Windows directory. They may be hidden as well but you can unhide them by double clicking My Computer, click the View menu, click Files and Folders, choose show all or show hidden files and folders.

It's possible with XP or 2000 that you might run into administrator issues or files that are currently in use. Close all instances of IE before you delete these files. Some may not delete. Good luck.

Hoover
10-12-2004, 09:26 AM
Thanls nmt1 and Father Gaz, its all cleared up, and this machine is 10 times faster

nmt1
10-12-2004, 09:29 AM
Thanls nmt1 and Father Gaz, its all cleared up, and this machine is 10 times faster

You're welcome.

Gaz
10-12-2004, 09:36 AM
Thanls nmt1 and Father Gaz, its all cleared up, and this machine is 10 times faster

So the streaming porn is smoother now?

xoxo~
Gaz
Hates that stuttering effect.

Hoover
10-12-2004, 09:58 AM
So the streaming porn is smoother now?

xoxo~
Gaz
Hates that stuttering effect.

You will have to ask the guy that uses that machine.

I get on it last night to do a huge Mail Merge and it keeps locking up because not enough room on the HD. I was like wtf, we have a net work and this is a 12 G HD, what is on here.

I didn't even look at what the stuff was, the kid works his ass off and works extra hours when I need him, so I'm not going to say anything.