Hard Drive Space Disappearing
I have a 40 gig hard drive and it seems like the space just depletes randomly. I had 10 gigs the other day and now only have 2 left, so I'm wondering, is there a program out there that basically lists your files (all of them or most) and shows which take up the most space?
Thanks for any help.
Yeah...It's called Windows Explorer in "View Details" view....What I do when I want to clear space is I right click on folders and go to their properties. You can then see how much data is in that one folder. Repeat the process to really narrow down where your drive is being eaten up.
I know it's not a great quick program, but it really only takes 5 to 10 minutes this way as well.
this might be due to a hacker using your system, i would do a format right away and install zone alarm or something like that
he might be rooting your system and using your interent to share files
[quote4e6a6abe1c="Xplic1T"]this might be due to a hacker using your system, i would do a format right away and install zone alarm or something like that
he might be rooting your system and using your interent to share files[/quote4e6a6abe1c]
I'm not necessarily agreeing with that cause, but there's an app called rootkit remover that's worth having either way.
I found the problem. Turns out my brother ripped a DVD...5 times...So I lost an assload of gigs. Thanks, thread closed.
Also sometimes it is windows backup shit. Turn off windows restore it is not only a haven for virus's but it also takes up a ton of room.
[quoted8214b7ab9="Allen626"]Also sometimes it is windows backup shit. Turn off windows restore it is not only a haven for virus's but it also takes up a ton of room.[/quoted8214b7ab9]
Wow, that seems like a bad idea. I would rather delete all but the most recent backup every couple of weeks, as I do, rather than turning it off entirely.
Well even if you do go back with windows backup you will still have your virus. Also virus's can hide in there so it is a bitch to remove them. There is better go back software like norton's if you want to still have that feature.