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    Question D. Thrasher

    I have a C drive that is almost full and an E drive that is 5 times the size of C available. Can I move files from C to E without causing problems for windows and if so how do I proceed? C drive is 682 MB free of 93.3 GB. E drive is 167 GB free of 465 GB.

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    D.T.

    I'd suggest you move your {MY}Documents folder over to the other drive. Here's How in Win 7/8.
    Highly suggest you take an Image backup of your C: drive first! HTH
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    Here is a small tool I find handy for looking at how one's drive is allocated;
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    I have already moved My Documents to the E drive and removed My Picture to a data drive. The problem was sudden going from about 60 GB to full. This happened about 4 months past but then seemed to resolve it's self. I have Malwarebytes and MSE and they have found nothing. I removed Java because of past problems and also removed Adobe media, Quicktime and a version of IE to gain some space. I do not want to mess with the operating system because there is stuff there I don't understand. Could there be something writing code on my computer that I cannot see?

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    Thrasher,
    Could be winsxs (DON'T mess with it), or restore images. Suggest you remove all but the latest system restore images by using System Restore Manager http://www.thewindowsclub.com/system...ndows-released, and see if that helps with space.

    Zig

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    Thanks to all who gave me helpful information. I did manage to reclaim about 3 gigs of space but was still in the red zone. Today how ever I decided that I would do a re-install of windows 7.

    I started the upgrade version because it was recommended.

    After going through the usual scan and collecting data the install stopped because of all the updates I had a newer version on my computer.

    OK, I removed the disk and when I checked my Computer the C Drive was back to where it was before all this happened.
    Did I get Lucky or did the attempted re-install do a repair to windows?

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