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harrykrishna





PostPosted: Fri Nov 11 15:16:03 CST 2005 Top

Media Center >> Hard drive space

When I delete recorded TV I don't get Hard drive space back the more I record
the more space on drive I lose. At this rate I will have no hard drive space
left. How do I get it back ?
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RichardMiller





PostPosted: Fri Nov 11 15:16:03 CST 2005 Top

Media Center >> Hard drive space

Check your Recycle bin is not full or lower the setting in the Recycle bin
to 5%
 
 
Unk





PostPosted: Fri Nov 11 16:04:46 CST 2005 Top

Media Center >> Hard drive space

>When I delete recorded TV I don't get Hard drive space back the more I record
>the more space on drive I lose. At this rate I will have no hard drive space
>left. How do I get it back ?

As mentioned, empty the recycle bin. System restore points may also contain the missing space.
You could run the Disk Cleanup utility to delete all the older restore points. Click Start,
Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup, "More Options" tab, "System Restore" section,
"Clean up" button, click Yes

You can also recover disk space by deleting the Windows Update Uninstall files.
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm

Do NOT delete the "C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$" folder...
Description of the contents of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 software update
packages http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=824994

Another big savings is the Temporary Internet Files.
Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Options. Click the "General" tab, Under
"Temporary Internet Files", click the "Delete Files" button, check the box, "Delete all offline
content", "OK". After it finishes, click the "Settings" button and lower the amount of disk
space to use to 10 Meg. Click "OK", "Apply". That will increase your hard drive space by how
much was in that folder. I've seen it well over a gig. Folders that big are prone to crosslinked
files. Clear it weekly, or sooner, especially if IE starts acting funny. You can automate the
process by clicking the "Advanced" tab, scroll down to "Security", and check the box, "Empty
Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed", click "Apply", "OK"