View Full Version : I need help (xp)
03-14-2003, 11:31 AM
Well I am messing around with my new xp. BUt I got a huge problem. WHen I deleted songs from my computer after putting them on a cd they are still on my computer hogging up my hard drive. the only problem is I cant access the folders. my music is now in a folder called C:\Documents and Settings\Christopher\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning. I only get up to christopher (since I regerstered it in my name) and after that there is no folder called Local settings. Any suggestions would be nice.
03-14-2003, 11:41 AM
Go to folder options and make sure that you have the check box checked to view hidden files in the view tab. (there are some really smart people at my school and this was his suggestion)
03-14-2003, 11:50 AM
THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-14-2003, 12:27 PM
what burning program do u use?on roxio there is a box that says copy to hard-drive first before burning cd.i had that checked and had alot of songs on my hard-drive.i unchecked it and they went away after i deleted them.
03-14-2003, 05:13 PM
my last computer had roxio. This computer has a burner but there is no actual program to use. The program that pops up is windows media player. It is still effective. but this one is way fater with a 40x burner instead of 32.
03-15-2003, 08:38 PM
I had that same problem with my burning software loading up 600mb everytime i burn't a cd.
if you know where the files are then just enable viewing of "hidden" folders (when you do the become a funny transperant folder to show that they are hidden but you can stil access them) and then delete the file that is taking up the space.
also if you dont mind not having system restore then turn it off because it is default set to use up 10% of hard drive space.
or if you do want it on then periodically turn it off and then on again to delete all the excess space it is wasting in restore files.
and do a disk clean up every so often because you can get (if your like me and surf the net all the time) sometimes upto 100mb a week in tempory internet folders that you dont need.
btw when the computer does a disk check (if you dont turn the pc of properly) and it says "files truncated" it means that they are stored still on the pc but if you do a disk clean up the it will delete them
i unfortunately found this out when dungeon sieage didn work and i lost a GB of space and found it was being used and i could delete it by a disk clean up, also if fiules are truncated you cant install what the files were again until you do a disk clean up. i dunno why but it just says that the files are allready installed.
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