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I am showing I have no more disk space and I cannot defregmentate. I show only 2% free space. Also I disk cleanup and it didn't do much. How do I find where the problem lies.


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The simpliest answer would be to de-install games, media, and audio files. Even as far back as Win95 and even Dos it was nearly impossible to put that much programming onto a hard drive unless a bunch of junk files were added i.e. the games, movies, and songs. Now a smart man would try to write any or all of his more important media files to a CD/DVD writer assuming he has one before deleting from his hard drive. His games would probably have to be re-installed later if he considers the health of his hard drive to be of supreme importance. There are defragmentation programs that will run at 2%, but the runtime on such program on what is probably a highly fragmented drive would be atrocious and the user would most likely stop the defrag before being completed. Plus these programs are not free. Fragmented drives with so little free space would and do cause major headaches when writing information to DVD/CD, i.e. any copied information to DVD/CD would have to verified against original information on hard drive before they could be trusted. Imgburn 2.4.2.0 is one such DVD/CD wrtiing program that is not only small but also free and is considered to be one of the best small programs on the market for such endeavors
But the best answer of all is simply not let your hard drive ever get into this predicament. But now that the situation has occured you might want to try DU from Microsoft SysInternals located here . It will provide a graphical view of which folders are occupying the most space on your hard drive. Be aware, don't remove the Windows and Program Files folders, in fact until you learn how to look at this program and Windows Explorer, don't remove any folders. Just remove video, music, and games files, else you might end up with a computer that won't boot up...
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