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  # 1803146 18-Jun-2017 23:09
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6. long term plan: get a bigger c:





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  # 1803147 18-Jun-2017 23:10
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You should definitely make sure there is nothing being stored in the Documents, Pictures, or Download folders. If there is, move it to the second drive.

 

If you have been installing lots of software then you will need to look st if there actually are two partitions or two physical drives. If two drives (and based on the sizes quoted I would tend to agree with those above that have concluded there are) then getting a 240 or bigger SSD and re-installing everything (OS included) on that definitely seems your best bet.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1803148 18-Jun-2017 23:17
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joker97:

3. in photoshop set you scratch disk and cache storage to e:


4. disable hibernation and delete hiberate sys file


5. set page file to e: (this will slow you r system to a crawl if you have less than 4GB ram, should be fine if 8GB or more)


This negates the many advantages of ssd.

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  # 1803149 18-Jun-2017 23:20
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People are giving all kinds of advice here. It sounds confusing if you don't understand what they are talking about. Don't do anything until you are sure you have a clear path and know what the result will be. Whether you have one drive or two, you need to make more space available for your C: drive. That is the simplest option. The easiest way to do this is to get a bigger drive, then clone your C: drive to that. This also has the advantage that you can keep your original drive as a backup until you are sure everything has worked. After cloning you can easily change the size of the partition (the part of the drive that Windows sees as your C: drive). There are different programs that can do what you need and everyone has their own preferences. I like Matrium Reflect for cloning, which I have found to be reliable and easy to use. For changing the partition I use EaseUS, also reliable and simple. Both are free. 

 

 





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  # 1803150 18-Jun-2017 23:20
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gzt:
joker97:

 

3. in photoshop set you scratch disk and cache storage to e:

 

 

 

4. disable hibernation and delete hiberate sys file

 

 

 

5. set page file to e: (this will slow you r system to a crawl if you have less than 4GB ram, should be fine if 8GB or more)

 


This negates the many advantages of ssd.

 

not 4.

 

and 5. if you have 16GB of RAM you never run out of RAM so your page file is paper weight.





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  # 1803151 18-Jun-2017 23:23
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Rikkitic:

 

People are giving all kinds of advice here. It sounds confusing if you don't understand what they are talking about. Don't do anything until you are sure you have a clear path and know what the result will be. Whether you have one drive or two, you need to make more space available for your C: drive. That is the simplest option. The easiest way to do this is to get a bigger drive, then clone your C: drive to that. This also has the advantage that you can keep your original drive as a backup until you are sure everything has worked. After cloning you can easily change the size of the partition (the part of the drive that Windows sees as your C: drive). There are different programs that can do what you need and everyone has their own preferences. I like Matrium Reflect for cloning, which I have found to be reliable and easy to use. For changing the partition I use EaseUS, also reliable and simple. Both are free. 

 

 

 

 

the simplest way is to click clean up system files on disk cleaner. 





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  # 1803152 18-Jun-2017 23:33
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joker97:

gzt:
joker97:


3. in photoshop set you scratch disk and cache storage to e:


 


4. disable hibernation and delete hiberate sys file


 


5. set page file to e: (this will slow you r system to a crawl if you have less than 4GB ram, should be fine if 8GB or more)



This negates the many advantages of ssd.


not 4.


and 5. if you have 16GB of RAM you never run out of RAM so your page file is paper weight.


You're right. Losing hibernation i guess that's a simple trade-off.

As for never running out of RAM with 16GB that entirely depends on the work you are doing.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1803156 19-Jun-2017 04:48
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first find out where the space is being used

 

http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/

 

the you can go from there


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"Compress this drive to save disk space"
Do not do that .

 

Trying to do a cleanup & moving/del a few files etc is just clutching at straws.
Bottom line, C: will now allways be to small for you.

 

Regarding a fix: We are all guessing as we dont know the configuration of the machine : ie 1 HD or 2 .
If unsure, take it to the tech who set this up & get advice.

 

 


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  # 1803342 19-Jun-2017 11:55
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1101:

 

"Compress this drive to save disk space"
Do not do that .

 

Trying to do a cleanup & moving/del a few files etc is just clutching at straws.
Bottom line, C: will now allways be to small for you.

 

Regarding a fix: We are all guessing as we dont know the configuration of the machine : ie 1 HD or 2 .
If unsure, take it to the tech who set this up & get advice.

 

 

 

 

The good Microsoft stores anywhere between 5-15GB of temp and updated-over files in a year.

 

I'd say you would get about 10-15GB of temp and system error and updated-over file space, that's >10%.

 

And hibernate sys file size = RAM size. If you have 16GB RAM, you get 16GB back. That's > 10%.

 

Takes 1 minute to get.





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why do "IT guys" complicate things and recommend people partition drives into multiple drivers?!

 

 

 

I checked my watch and its the year 2017


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joker97:

 

 

 

The good Microsoft stores anywhere between 5-15GB of temp and updated-over files in a year.

 

I'd say you would get about 10-15GB of temp and system error and updated-over file space, that's >10%.

 

And hibernate sys file size = RAM size. If you have 16GB RAM, you get 16GB back. That's > 10%.

 

Takes 1 minute to get.

 

 

clutching at straws , he would be spending the rest of his life trying to manage free HD space
Just a matter of time & he's back to square 1, trying to free up more space.

 

Do it properly : a bigger HD : assuming is 2 HD's in there (we still dont know)


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  # 1803918 20-Jun-2017 11:20
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See step 6




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  # 1803919 20-Jun-2017 11:21
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nathan:

why do "IT guys" complicate things and recommend people partition drives into multiple drivers?!

 

 

 

I checked my watch and its the year 2017

 

 

I guess it was a Win95/98 thing to keep OS and documents on separate partitions in case of reinstall that got carried over to XP. I haven't done it since Windows 7.

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nathan:

 

why do "IT guys" complicate things and recommend people partition drives into multiple drivers?!

 

 

 

I checked my watch and its the year 2017

 

 

It appears in this case there are 2 drives:

 

1 x SSD of 120GB capacity

 

1 x HDD of 1TB capacity

 

Nothing partitioned.

 

(agree though - normally no need to partition a drive).





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