Windows XP help

  danny0001uk 12:13 23 Mar 03
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I want to free up space on my c drive and i want to know if i can delete every folder apart from my windows one

thankyou

Danny

  MAJ 12:20 23 Mar 03

No. Start by going to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. When cleaning your hard drive, try not to delete anything if you don't know what it does.

  Forum Editor 12:21 23 Mar 03

For a start, deleting folders isn't the right way to free up space on the drive - you will delete program files, but their will still be references to them in the Windows registry. You would end up with a highly unstable and unworkable system.

A better course of action is to uninstall any application that you don't use, and delete (or trnasfer to removable media) any data files that aren't necessary. By and large it isn't data files which take up space (apart from big images), it's programs.

Work carefully and mthodically, removing programs you don't use, and when you're finished defrag the drive. If you still don't have the space you need, look into buying a second hard drive - they aren't that expensive.

  Forum Editor 12:23 23 Mar 03

sorry for that, and 'mthodically' and 'trnasfer'............it's one of those days.

  VoG™ 12:25 23 Mar 03

Whatever happened to the research that you were doing on peoples' typing errors?

Sorry to hikjack your thread danny0001uk

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