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51 12th July 21:36
drfu_manchu@yahoocom
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My computer seemed to be slowing down recently. I'm running XP.

When I did a defrag, there was a huge amount of fragmented files that
showed up as red in the defrag diagram. It said I was down to only 18%
of space left.

This is a recent happening. They weren't there the last time I did a
defrag (maybe a month ago). I had a lot of unused space on the hard
drive, and now somehow I am ac***ulating all these fragmented files.

Doing the "Delete Temp. Files" had no impact. How does this happen?
How can I get rid of them and get back my disc space?

Thanks in advance.
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52 12th July 21:36
drfu_manchu@yahoocom
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So do a thorough cleanup often,


Thanks for the advice. How do I "choose a fixed pagefile?"
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53 12th July 21:37
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Turn off System Restore and see if that improves disk space problem.

You don't want to get rid of fragmented files, you want to defragment them.
Running the defrag program will get change the red to blue.
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54 12th July 21:37
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You can also reduce the recycle bin size by right
clicking>properties.Set to about 5%.I personally use executive
software's diskkeeper.Much better and faster than windows defrag.

Also delete your internet cache and cookies.

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55 12th July 21:37
ript
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Tempoarily turn off system restore. This nukes all restore data, so make
sure otherwise the PC is running OK. You need freespace to effectively
defrag.


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56 12th July 21:38
ript
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Na. Mines always one piece. you gotta clean the drive up, and free up
some space. Defrag the shit out of it. If you have 2 drives, this makes it
easier. move the paging file to the 2nd drive, AFTER its cleaned up reall
good. Set MIN and MAX the same, like say 1024 megs, or even 2048 megs.
Depends on how much it needs. Try it an 1 gig, and if that doesnt work,
make it 2. On one drive system, run in safe mode, delete paging file, and
defrag. then let it recreate it with MIN and MAX same size. That widows
doesnt spend any time thinking abou what size to make it...

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57 12th July 21:38
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So do a thorough cleanup often,


Thanks for the advice. How do I "choose a fixed pagefile?"
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58 12th July 21:38
drfu_manchu@yahoocom
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I checked the limits on the recycle bin. It was at 10% which is still
much less than the amount of space taken up by this mass of fragmented
files.

I did try a system restore. So far I've gotten back messages that the
system cannot be restored to the three dates I tried. After getting
those messages I just clicked the X to close it out. Is there
something else I need to do to close the 'System Restore' function?

Thanx in adnavce.
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59 12th July 21:38
valentin
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Personally I use Tracks Eraser for two years now, and I'm very happy with
it. It removes tonns (MB's) of garbage, plus it empties the Recycle Bin. My
disk is always squeeky clean.
I use TE almost after each internet session, always in amazement how many
MB's are freed.
Unfortunately the program isn't free, it costs $29.95
http://www.acesoft.net/?te

It may sound like a commercial, but I just love this program, because I
don't have to do anything manually, it works automatically:


"Tracks Eraser is designed to clean up the unwanted data on your computer
with one click. It allows you to erase the cache, cookies, history, typed
URLs, autocomplete memory, index.dat of your browser, and Window's temp
folder, run history, search history, open/save history, recent do***ents,
etc.

With Tracks Eraser Pro's free plugins, you can easily erase the tracks of
up to 50 applications, such as playlist of Realplayer, Media Player,
QuickTime, and recent files of Office, Acrobat, Winzip, etc.

Tracks Eraser Pro lets you select what files and registry entries you want
to erase. With Tracks Eraser's Secure Erasing feature, you can erase the
files completely so that they can not be recovered by others. "
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60 12th July 21:38
david schwartz
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There's a free tool called SpaceMonger. It's a great way to see what's
using up space on your hard drive. You probably have a few gigs of junk you
don't need. Be careful.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/spacemonger.html

DS
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