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#1 Bosco

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

Today we have a guide up for your viewing pleasure on how to regain some of that lost storage space.

 

Read Jims article here:

 

http://www.overclock...zestorageguide/


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

Real neat article. I didn't know the Chrome cache was that large. And I've changed the page file as well. Now I just need an SSD, so I can use the other advises :)


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

Sweet finally. We need more up-to-date guides. Good work Jim.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

I can vouch for the NVIDIA file I have seen it as high as 7GB before.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

and I thought the only way to get more space was buy a bigger hdd :lol:



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

Good article, only one I didn't know about was the Nividia driver folders, deleted mine and got 2 gbs of space back, thanks and keep these info tricks coming. :) 


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

and I thought the only way to get more space was buy a bigger hdd :lol:

This is for the people too poor to buy a bigger HDD, or too lazy to bother installing one :tongue:


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:00 AM

I knew nothing about nvidia driver folder and guess what? I just recovered 1.5GB thanks to your guide.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:28 AM

Surprised WinDirSat or any other space sniffing tools weren't mentioned.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:12 AM

Great article Jim.  There are a couple other small changes you can make (helpful if running with small SSDs).

 

You can change the location of the Windows .tmp and .temp folders and move them off the SSD onto a larger SATA drive.  You can also change the target location for the Indexing file   :)

 

One other consideration - you covered the Steam topic GREAT, but many of our users (myself included) have a similar issue with Origin.  You can also tell Origin what drive you want to install games to.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:07 AM

I knew nothing about nvidia driver folder and guess what? I just recovered 1.5GB thanks to your guide.

+1 Mine was about 1.6... crazy...


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

I just made an interesting discovery about that Nvidia Installer2 folder. Apparently some of its contents are needed for uninstalling the drivers. I've been having issues with actually quite a few of the latest drivers, so every now and then I have to reinstall them. Well, CCleaner will not let me do that, saying it needs a file from that folder. So I'm just re-running the setup file and it says that none of the driver stuff is installed, except for PhysX.

It looks like some of those files, though unneeded for operation, are needed for this kind of maintenance.


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