hard drive too full

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by les, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. les

    les New Member

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    can someone help with this pb

    i'm unable to delete files off my hard drive and my guess is that my hard drive is full to the "brim"
    is that a possibility
     
  2. 4W4K3

    4W4K3 VIP Member

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    ...that or you dont have permission to delete them. does it give you a message when you try to delete them? if it says anything about not having rights to delete,rename,move,open the file then you have to aquire rights to the file. pretty easy but it took me forever to figure out how lol.
     
  3. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    If its something like "being too full" you can easily check that by looking at your freespace but odds are if thats the case windows will say something like "There isnt enough room in the recycle bin, do you want to permanently delete this file?"
     
  4. les

    les New Member

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    i don't quite know but i have the low disk space icon on my taskbar and when i click on it nothing happens
    i can't bring up Window explorer to delete the songs in my music folder or IE
     
  5. Lorand

    Lorand <b>VIP Member</b>

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    Try to run disk cleanup from Accessories / System Tools / Disk Cleanup.
     
  6. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    That or delete them from command :)
     
  7. les

    les New Member

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    thanks guys

    how to delete from command
     
  8. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    You can either boot to DOS or open command prompt (start --> run --> "command" or "cmd")

    Now find a file you want to delete and type "del <filename>" ... to delet folders "rd <foldername>"
     
  9. les

    les New Member

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    thanks i did a checkdisk thru command and was able to get something fixed , its clean up time

    thanks a lot
     

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