C Drive Low on Memory

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Hi,

I make it a point to delete unwanted files in my laptop's C Drive every now
and then. I run disk defrag regularly. However I have noticed that the
available memory in my C Drive decreses steadily. Within 2 weeks it has
dropped from 30% free space to 19% now. I dont understand why.

I have no major problems, it 's just that I take steps to ensure that I have
sufficient available memory in my memory constrained laptop. Please advise
what I can do to check what are the files that seem to be increasing in size?
Does compressing C drive help? If I do compress the C drive will the overall
performance be affected in anyway?

My O/S is XP Pro (SP) 1. I have Norton AntiVirus in C Drive. The Webroot
Spysweeper and WinGuide's Registry Cleaner are installed in D Drive. I use
them to maintain my system as well.

Thank you.
 
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Daphne wrote:
> I make it a point to delete unwanted files in my laptop's C Drive
> every now and then. I run disk defrag regularly. However I have
> noticed that the available memory in my C Drive decreses steadily.
> Within 2 weeks it has dropped from 30% free space to 19% now. I dont
> understand why.
>
> I have no major problems, it 's just that I take steps to ensure that
> I have sufficient available memory in my memory constrained laptop.
> Please advise what I can do to check what are the files that seem to
> be increasing in size? Does compressing C drive help? If I do
> compress the C drive will the overall performance be affected in
> anyway?
>
> My O/S is XP Pro (SP) 1. I have Norton AntiVirus in C Drive. The
> Webroot Spysweeper and WinGuide's Registry Cleaner are installed in D
> Drive. I use them to maintain my system as well.

Turn off the System Restore - reboot..
Does the free space return?

If so, change the percentage allowed for System Restore and turn it back on.

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Hi,

Run disk cleanup to clear all temp files, internet cache files, etc.,
You can also click the Advance button to clear the old restore files.

After all, go to device manager to resize the restore files size.
By default, windows set it to 10% of the C drive. However, a 500MB restore
files size is good enough.

Peter


"Daphne" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I make it a point to delete unwanted files in my laptop's C Drive every now
> and then. I run disk defrag regularly. However I have noticed that the
> available memory in my C Drive decreses steadily. Within 2 weeks it has
> dropped from 30% free space to 19% now. I dont understand why.
>
> I have no major problems, it 's just that I take steps to ensure that I have
> sufficient available memory in my memory constrained laptop. Please advise
> what I can do to check what are the files that seem to be increasing in size?
> Does compressing C drive help? If I do compress the C drive will the overall
> performance be affected in anyway?
>
> My O/S is XP Pro (SP) 1. I have Norton AntiVirus in C Drive. The Webroot
> Spysweeper and WinGuide's Registry Cleaner are installed in D Drive. I use
> them to maintain my system as well.
>
> Thank you.
>
 
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HI,

Thank you both, S.Stanley and Peter. Worked out well.
If only I knew it was that simple.

CHEERS...

"Peter" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Run disk cleanup to clear all temp files, internet cache files, etc.,
> You can also click the Advance button to clear the old restore files.
>
> After all, go to device manager to resize the restore files size.
> By default, windows set it to 10% of the C drive. However, a 500MB restore
> files size is good enough.
>
> Peter
>
>
> "Daphne" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I make it a point to delete unwanted files in my laptop's C Drive every now
> > and then. I run disk defrag regularly. However I have noticed that the
> > available memory in my C Drive decreses steadily. Within 2 weeks it has
> > dropped from 30% free space to 19% now. I dont understand why.
> >
> > I have no major problems, it 's just that I take steps to ensure that I have
> > sufficient available memory in my memory constrained laptop. Please advise
> > what I can do to check what are the files that seem to be increasing in size?
> > Does compressing C drive help? If I do compress the C drive will the overall
> > performance be affected in anyway?
> >
> > My O/S is XP Pro (SP) 1. I have Norton AntiVirus in C Drive. The Webroot
> > Spysweeper and WinGuide's Registry Cleaner are installed in D Drive. I use
> > them to maintain my system as well.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >