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Hi, a friend has been copying pix from his canon dgi cam straight to disc
useing my pc to do so and has used up a lot of my memory. IS THERE ANYWAY
PLEASE that I can find these pix on my hard drive and free up the space again.
 
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"ANDY" <ANDY@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, a friend has been copying pix from his canon dgi cam straight to disc
> useing my pc to do so and has used up a lot of my memory. IS THERE ANYWAY
> PLEASE that I can find these pix on my hard drive and free up the space
> again.

First of all, Hard Disk space is not memory. Memory in a computer system is
called RAM. What your fried has done is filled you storage space (hard disk
space) with photos.

Find any one of the photos he put on your computer, and note what it's
extension is (.jpg, .tif...)
and then use search to find all files with that extension. The carefully go
through the list and delete the ones you do not want. Be careful when doing
this, as the image on your desktop is a jpg file and if you erase it, you'll
no longer be able to display it on your desktop.

Bobby
 
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Most pictures will exist as .Jpg files. Do a "Full" system search for that
file extension. Look at the column heading "In Folder", to determine
which destination your friend used to copy his pictures. Once you find
the content you can either delete directly from Search or use Explorer.
Search string would be *.jpg

"ANDY" <ANDY@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, a friend has been copying pix from his canon dgi cam straight to disc
> useing my pc to do so and has used up a lot of my memory. IS THERE ANYWAY
> PLEASE that I can find these pix on my hard drive and free up the space
> again.
 

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Hi, thanx all. My understanding of how a pc works is limited but am trying
all as u suggest, thanx. The problem I'm having is......every week I do a
scan disk and defrag. I've noticed that once defraged since a few weeks ago I
HAVE GONE from over 70% free space down to only under 40%....I don't run any
major software at the moment BUTDO use the internet on ADSL most days BUT
not to any great extent. The only connection I can c is this copying Dig pix
straight to disc...Am I right or is there sumthing else going on..cheers Andy

"NoNoBadDog!" wrote:

>
> "ANDY" <ANDY@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:05F28C62-F543-4BB6-8F31-90E2BE44E80E@microsoft.com...
> > Hi, a friend has been copying pix from his canon dgi cam straight to disc
> > useing my pc to do so and has used up a lot of my memory. IS THERE ANYWAY
> > PLEASE that I can find these pix on my hard drive and free up the space
> > again.
>
> First of all, Hard Disk space is not memory. Memory in a computer system is
> called RAM. What your fried has done is filled you storage space (hard disk
> space) with photos.
>
> Find any one of the photos he put on your computer, and note what it's
> extension is (.jpg, .tif...)
> and then use search to find all files with that extension. The carefully go
> through the list and delete the ones you do not want. Be careful when doing
> this, as the image on your desktop is a jpg file and if you erase it, you'll
> no longer be able to display it on your desktop.
>
> Bobby
>
>
>
 
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Empty the Recycle Bin or see Disk Cleanup in Start, Help and Support.

ANDY wrote:

> Hi, a friend has been copying pix from his canon dgi cam straight to disc
> useing my pc to do so and has used up a lot of my memory. IS THERE ANYWAY
> PLEASE that I can find these pix on my hard drive and free up the space again.