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I know this is going to sound really stupid, but can anyone tell me what the difference between the drive marked C:\ and D:\ are.  I know that my C drive is getting pretty full so I was wondering whether or not I can save bits and pieces of the D drive which is pretty much empty.

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D:/ is usually your CD/DVD Rom, so you wouldn't be able to use it normally, but if you're lucky enough to have TWO hard drives (or one partitioned into 2) then yes you could use D:/ to store data (Though C would still be better for installing your programs.) Open my Computer from the Start Menu and see if D:/ has a picture of a Hard Drive (Like C:/) or a picture of a CD. If its a CD you have a CD/DVD and you'll have no choice but to either buy a second Hard Drive or Free up space on C:/.

Free a bit of space by removing from C:/ any files that are of no use to you (try My documents and anywhere else you 'store' files!) and also go to the Windows folder on C:/ and then the 'Temp' folder, and in this folder you'll probably find loads of files there which will be safe to delete (any that are needed wont delete so don't worry) but its quite safe to delete the contents of Temp.




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Steph if you got your PC from a shop (as opposed to building it yourself) you might find that the D drive could be a separate partition of your C drive and contains recovery data for your PC should you need to reload software.

Another way to free up space is to delete system restore points if you are running XP or Vista. Before you do this make sure your PC is running normally. Then do the properties of 'my computer', select 'system restore' and check the box to 'disable' it, select apply. Once done uncheck the box so it is enabled again.


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Thanks guys.  I've deleted a few bits off and it has freed up some more space.  I think the problem that I've got is that I've got a load of music on the lappy for my ipod so is using up the disc space.  


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for my ipod so is using up the disc space.
Hey Steph, get an external hard drive for all of your tunes, there are some cracking deals around, and dead easy to use...


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I really recommend the Lacie - 2 1/2" portable drives. Small enough to carry round, no extra power cables (power from a USB port) and very cheap. Have a look on Ebuyer. You can get a 120GB for less than 50 quid!




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Go to http://www.aldi-stores.co.uk/ Have a look at the Sunday offer   There is a 160 gig for less than 150.00


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External USB drives are not very expensive, I have 3 with a total of about 1 Terabyte of space for my MP3s  

Over here you can get a 500 Mb external disc for about 50-60 quid


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confused go to .... !

Thanks very much for the heads up on this.  I'm travelling this weekend so whilst in the airport will check out the duty free shops!


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