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Old 02-09-09, 04:15 AM   #1
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Default My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

I'm guessing not.
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Old 02-09-09, 06:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

Noticed that too, really fills up fast.
I did a reformat and put vista on a 60gb partition to give it some headroom.
Used to have it on a 30gb partition but that didnt last long.
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Old 02-09-09, 09:28 AM   #3
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

Its mainly the user files filling stuff up, I don't keep a pagefile on there.
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Old 02-09-09, 10:41 AM   #4
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

User files like My Documents and junk on the Desktop? I believe you can point my documents to another folder, so that doesn't take up space on your installation.

EDIT: If you right click on Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc. and choose properties, click on the location tab. You can change where each of those folders point to. That will probably help.
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

I found about 2gb of save games from The Witcher when I was rooting through the Vista partition, seems alot of games store their saves in my games or other dirs on the OS drive.
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Old 02-09-09, 01:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

Run the disk cleanup tool and see what it finds.

Remove the hibernation file after disabling hibernation. (disk cleanup should offer this after turning hibernation off)
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/1...windows-vista/

If you installed SP1 on Vista (i.e. not preinstalled with SP1), you can run a tool vsp1cln to clean up afterwards.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...ms-disk-space/

Get a tool that shows disk usage per folder, so you can find places taking up a lot of data and see if you can clean it up. WinDirStat is a free gui based tool, I haven't used it though (using sysinternals disk usage command tool)
http://www.download.com/WinDirStat/3...-10614593.html
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Old 02-09-09, 01:46 PM   #7
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

my old raptor was so cramped all the time. i needed a separate drive for programs.

i got a WD 640GB Blue drive and now i have plenty of space. it even has a better score in WEI.
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

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EDIT: If you right click on Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc. and choose properties, click on the location tab. You can change where each of those folders point to. That will probably help.
That helped a lot with a 1.7gb documents folder thanks.

I'm guessing its easier in 7.

edit:I broke vista

Firefox cant initialize its security component and GTAIV and other stuff thinks its just been installed..hahaaaaaaaaaa

Moving back the folders to the C: drive doesnt help

Firefox shows a blank screen with no bookmarks and stuff but the files are where they should be I think, Somethings pointing programs in the wrong direction...

I see this here thing
MSI (c) (FC:B8) [17:26:12:598]: SHELL32::SHGetFolderPath returned: E:\Users\steve\Vista\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Win dows\Recent
From a recent attempt to install the x64 C++ environment package
But it should be C:\Users\

Can I fix this????????

GTAIV wont load!!!!!! ,Critical runtime thingy
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

You can make the volume shadow copy service use less disk space, its % based a lot of the time and can take up a significant amount of space, It was using 30gb for me.
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Default Re: My Vista drive is very crampt, Is there anything I can move to a different drive?

Get SequoiaView to find out what is taking up all of the space on your drive. Its one of the most useful programs I've used over the years.

Basically it just shows the contents of your drive. The larger the block, the more space that file\folder takes up. Put your cursor over the large blocks to find out what\where they are. If you don't need them, delete them.
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