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Dear experts,

Is there a way i can list the files in my laptop C drive (which is essentially meant to have only programe and window, Operating system files) which are not relevant to program, or windows or any other related files.

The reason i want to do is becuase i keep running short of required space and in my comuter option, c drive appear sin red.

My c drive is allocated 32.5 gb and i have windows visa and ms offie 2003.

Kindlyh help.

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How much total disk space do you have?
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Quetzal:

In my conputer, i can add 32.5
= 32.5 for c and d so total available is 65 gb.

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Splitting out data from the C drive that can reside on the D drive can be difficult.  But here are 2 simple things:

1. Change the location of your My Documents folder to the D: drive.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310147

2. Change the location of your page file to the D: drive.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886
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TreeSize Professional - The Powerful Graphical Disk Space Manager
http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/index.shtml

Might want to play with the free trial of this app....It's default view is largest to smallest. You can get a graphical view of what folders are taking up so much space. Might find something that you are not aware of.

If a folder shows a size of Zero, then chances are you dont have access to it, like the System Volume Information folder. Use the following to gain access to those folders......

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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