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Taking back some space on a nearly full drive
Even after running a cleanup tool, reader Eric Ferguson’s hard drive is just plain out of space.
- “I urgently need to make more space on my C: drive.
“I’m running Windows 7 Pro and have partitioned my hard drive this way:
C: drive = 29.6GB, with 1.86GB free
D: drive = 94.7GB, with 49.0GB free
“I’ve run a disk-cleanup tool and moved what files I can off C: onto D:. Help!”
There are multiple ways to gain drive space, Eric — some of the best are built right into Windows.