Riddle: When is a computer preoccupied?


By Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member sellewe73 has had Windows 7 installed on his machine for only the past three months. He also has a 1TB hard drive and 4GB of RAM.

But he’s recently perplexed by the discovery that his capacious hard drive is almost full — and he’s darned sure he didn’t fill it up.

Following suggestions from other Lounge members, sellewe73 discovers that 825.3GB of his hard drive is occupied by a single .wip file. It’s old business, not quite finished. If onlyhuman distractions were as easily solved as sellewe73′s drive problem. Read here to see what worked. More»

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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Kathleen Atkins is associate editor of Windows Secrets.
Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.