23 Jun 2013
My 7 year old Dell laptop with 30GB hard drive decided to tell me that I had no memory left today. I did the usual tricks: ran CCleaner, emptied the recycle bin got rid of lots of temporary files etc but still seemed to have freed up only a little. Then I searched the C drive for large files not in My Documents and sub-folders. To my amazement I found WSPRX and other similar programs had been storing WAV files of every time I'd used the software! In total over 5GB of disk space. Having cleared these - no doubt there is an option to stop saving these - and moving little used files off the PC, I now have over 14GB of space. After a defrag and a full virus scan it is ticking along nicely. MS Essentials does a good job of keeping the rubbish out and CCleaner is excellent for house keeping.