Question: Clogged hard drive. Help!!!!

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  1. Foxfyre
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    Okay, Hombre's computer is an older computer that we had built. He only uses it for web surfing, e-mail, playing internet games, Face Book, managing his duties as chair of his HS reunin committee, and geneology.

    It has an 80 gig harddrive which is small this day and age but should be plenty large for what he does with the computer.

    As of this morning the harddrive was full--79+ gigs.

    His my documents folder is at 9 gigs due to all the photos he has in it.

    The Windows folder is at 55+ gigs which seems really high.

    What do I do?
     
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    Emptied your temp file cache yet?
     
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    You have to make copies of what is stored.
    Empty your cookies.
    Empty stored up e-mails
    Mostly it might be the games.
    Get rid of games or copy them, that has not been played for a long time.
    The newer games use a lot of hard drive storage.
     
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    Add a second hard drive.
     
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    He has very few games on the hard drive--most that he plays are internet games. Those that are on the hard drive take up way less than a gig of space. (I already checked that. :))
     
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    No, but would that (and/or the cookies and/or the history) take up a huge amount of gig space? As soon as the deep virus scan I have going is complete, I will do that though.
     
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    Back when I had Windoze 98, I had to go into the program files to dig up the temporary internet files cache that had eaten up all my hard drive space....YMMV.
     
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    Cloud storage.
     
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    What is that. I am about as techie as a tree stump, so keep it simple please. :)
     

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