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Drive Nearly Full


Legslip

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My pals PC is running XP with an 80gb HD. The drive is very full and therefore slow. I have looked at a few folder sizes and a folder in C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup is showing 14gb. There are six other folder in the Apple Backup and thay all show about half a gig or less. Any idea why one is so large? Is it safe to delete?

Also, C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook is showing at 5gb. Why is this so large?

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Woolwell

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If you open the Outlook file you may well find the pst and ost files there. If your pal has a large amount of e-mails, calendar events, archived items then this could explain the size of the folder.

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Legslip

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Yes Woolwell your right, it's his pst file. Think we'll have to consider fitting a much larger HD.

How difficult is it to fit a new disk and transfer everything over inc. Windows so that the PC boots as normal from it?

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onthelimit1

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Cloning with Seagate Discwizard takes about 15 mins.

here

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Legslip

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Thanks OnTheLimit. Can I use the Seagate software with a Western Digital HD?

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lotvic

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Had a look on the manufacturers websites, free program and download from a link on the pages:

About DiscWizard: Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives clickhere

WesternDigital Free: Acronis True Image WD Edition Software

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system drive onto your new WD hard drive

http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en

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onthelimit1

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I'm pretty sure the Seagate one is also a slimmed down version of Acronis - very easy to use, but obviously best to use the one free from WD

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lotvic

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onthelimit1, yes I agree Seagate one is also slimmed down version of Acronis. I used that for ages before got present of Acronis2010 when the snow was thick on the ground 9 months ago *

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Legslip

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Brilliant people. Will report back when done. Thanks again.

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