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Apart from the temp files created, or used, by Internet Explorer, is it safe to delete any other temp files?
How do I know if I have more than one hard drive?
I know I have C:, however, when I had to reformat and install windows XP clean, it deleted and re-created a new C: drive...
I am not sure if I have a D: or E: drive....
If so, how do I find out if I have one or the other?
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wlc network: Typically, yes. New article on that:
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Apeke: drives should be listed in Windows Explorer.
You might also try disk manager: Right click on "My Computer", click on
"Manage", click on "Disk Management" and that should show you what you have.
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Is there anyway I can change my default location of my music and my pictures folder?
Thanks for the info. Much appreciate it !!
At the plcae of C letter , I have %system%
How to make wih this expression ?
I have made the changes above because I had the same problem with a small partition as system disk which kept filling up. I've also moved the location of IE temp files. I now have programmes that won't start - I use Adobe CS3 and non of the programmes will start. I tried uninstall to reinstall and the system said that critical files are missing. When inserting the disc to reinstall CS3, it gets as far as Adobe set up window, then it goes off the screen without continuing set up. Please help - what have I done????? FYI I have renamed temp files G:\Local Settings\Temp. Many thanks
Nice little guide! It might also be beneficial for this person to put their swap file on E: if that's a fast drive.
One thing I can't figure out though: How do you tell Windows XP where to put its Windows Update temporary files? It seems to just pick the drive with the most free space, which is not what I want it to do.
Thank you - you saved me! I have Windows XP on a partition, and I tried copying a batch of files from an external drive to another partition, next thing you know Windows has spat its dummy because the C: drive is full (to the brim!). I was dreading the prospect of having to reboot from scratch, but now I've changed the location of the Windows temp folder - so big thanks!
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