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    Acer 5420-5687 disk cleanup after full of backups

    hi

    the laptop above has a 160Gb HD..from the factory it came with C and D drives..i assume this is an EOM partitioning
    when i click Computer it shows 2 drives of 69.6Gb..

    where is the other 20 Gb i wonder?

    the D drive was full from automatic backups i set up so i used Accessories..SystemTools..Disk Cleaner
    and removed all backups but one and took a new restore point..

    here are my questions..

    1. when i reboot it still shows D drive as full..do i have to go into catalogs and delete entries as in XP
    then physically go to the backup folder and delete the actual backup files too?..as in XP using ntbackup

    2..does it make any sense to clone C to D if it is one 160Gb HDD? comments please?

    don

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    space

    ok found the answer to 69.6Gb..when you right click Drive and hit Properties
    it shows each disk at 84.4Gb total..so now i have more space than advertised!!
    don

    i still cannot reclaim the actual diskspace after running Dick Cleaner..
    any ideas?

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    The advertised numbers are never right on. They will always be a little bit off.

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