Documents and Settings folder size issues

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have somehow lost a bunch of hard drive space on my computer. I am
    wondering if the problem is with my documents and settings.

    I click on my hard drive and go to documents and settings. I see the three
    folders Administrator, All Users, and Brian. Administrator is in the mb.
    Brian is 11 gb and all users is 22 gb. double the size. I am the only user
    on this computer. Did I somehow double something. I open up All users and
    there is nothing of consequence in there.

    I did the same thing on my other machine and Brian is 10 gb. All users is
    45 mb.

    this seems to be the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Guest, Mar 11, 2006
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    dave xnet Guest

    On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:39:05 -0800, Moby74
    <> wrote:

    >I have somehow lost a bunch of hard drive space on my computer. I am
    >wondering if the problem is with my documents and settings.
    >
    >I click on my hard drive and go to documents and settings. I see the three
    >folders Administrator, All Users, and Brian. Administrator is in the mb.
    >Brian is 11 gb and all users is 22 gb. double the size. I am the only user
    >on this computer. Did I somehow double something. I open up All users and
    >there is nothing of consequence in there.
    >
    >I did the same thing on my other machine and Brian is 10 gb. All users is
    >45 mb.
    >
    >this seems to be the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Have you tried disk cleanup.
    One of the TEMP files that Windows uses lives in there.

    If it's not that, you've a choice. Manually navigate the folders
    using explorer until you find the folder that's using the space,
    or download and install one of the many apps that will do this for
    you. Perghaps the trial of treesize pro:
    http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/

    Dave
     
    dave xnet, Mar 11, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanks for the ideas Dave. I've searched for any large temp files and that
    doesn't seem to be the case.

    I have tried searching with explorer some but no luck. Under all users it
    shows nothing. does anybody know how to see what files are associated with
    "all users".

    I will mess around with yor suggestion dave for trying an app. I have
    questions but maybe once I fiddle arond a bit they will be answered.

    "dave xnet" wrote:

    > On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:39:05 -0800, Moby74
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >I have somehow lost a bunch of hard drive space on my computer. I am
    > >wondering if the problem is with my documents and settings.
    > >
    > >I click on my hard drive and go to documents and settings. I see the three
    > >folders Administrator, All Users, and Brian. Administrator is in the mb.
    > >Brian is 11 gb and all users is 22 gb. double the size. I am the only user
    > >on this computer. Did I somehow double something. I open up All users and
    > >there is nothing of consequence in there.
    > >
    > >I did the same thing on my other machine and Brian is 10 gb. All users is
    > >45 mb.
    > >
    > >this seems to be the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    > Have you tried disk cleanup.
    > One of the TEMP files that Windows uses lives in there.
    >
    > If it's not that, you've a choice. Manually navigate the folders
    > using explorer until you find the folder that's using the space,
    > or download and install one of the many apps that will do this for
    > you. Perghaps the trial of treesize pro:
    > http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/
    >
    > Dave
    >
     
    Guest, Mar 11, 2006
    #3
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Dave xnet your awesome. I downoaded that treesize program and found the
    problem in about 10 seconds. Thank you so much. I was scratching my head
    over this one and frustrated.

    "Moby74" wrote:

    > thanks for the ideas Dave. I've searched for any large temp files and that
    > doesn't seem to be the case.
    >
    > I have tried searching with explorer some but no luck. Under all users it
    > shows nothing. does anybody know how to see what files are associated with
    > "all users".
    >
    > I will mess around with yor suggestion dave for trying an app. I have
    > questions but maybe once I fiddle arond a bit they will be answered.
    >
    > "dave xnet" wrote:
    >
    > > On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 23:39:05 -0800, Moby74
    > > <> wrote:
    > >
    > > >I have somehow lost a bunch of hard drive space on my computer. I am
    > > >wondering if the problem is with my documents and settings.
    > > >
    > > >I click on my hard drive and go to documents and settings. I see the three
    > > >folders Administrator, All Users, and Brian. Administrator is in the mb.
    > > >Brian is 11 gb and all users is 22 gb. double the size. I am the only user
    > > >on this computer. Did I somehow double something. I open up All users and
    > > >there is nothing of consequence in there.
    > > >
    > > >I did the same thing on my other machine and Brian is 10 gb. All users is
    > > >45 mb.
    > > >
    > > >this seems to be the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    > > Have you tried disk cleanup.
    > > One of the TEMP files that Windows uses lives in there.
    > >
    > > If it's not that, you've a choice. Manually navigate the folders
    > > using explorer until you find the folder that's using the space,
    > > or download and install one of the many apps that will do this for
    > > you. Perghaps the trial of treesize pro:
    > > http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/
    > >
    > > Dave
    > >
     
    Guest, Mar 11, 2006
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