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    Hi,
    I could use some expert advice on how to free-up some GB's on my HD.


    Here's my situation...
    >My HD capacity is 37.24 GB
    >of which only 7.05 GB (19%) is free space


    Now....fact is I have a K-Lite Video/Image Download Folder (with 69 sub-folders) that uses
    18.5 GB. I've been deleting as many unwanted files/folders as I can. Those that I want to share are copied to a separate Shared folder.
    I DO NOT at this time want to add a 2nd hardrive. I know you'll want to suggest this and this would of course be the best way to go but that's for a later date, I'm hoping for an alternative.

    So, ruling out a 2nd HD can I get a sizeable quantity of GB OFF my computer HD? I have a CD-RW drive with CD-R's (700MB each) available.

    This is where I need your help.
    Can I:
    1) Compress? and/or 2) WinZip? the KL folders to my CD's?
    ....what do you suggest? What do others do in a similar situation without adding a 2nd HD?
    I've never compressed or WinZipped before (I have unzipped and use WinZip for new downloads but never Zipped before so, be specific with any instructions please. Windows XP Home).


    If my math is correct, one (1) CD-R of 700MB is only .68 GB. I would need a method of compressing the files to use less space on the CD-R if there could be a practical way to do it.

    My Vitals:
    Dell Dimension 4400
    Intel Pentium 4, 1600 MHz
    256 MB system RAM
    NTFS File System
    NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    Windows XP Home v:5.1.2600 SP 1.0
    Internet Explorer v:6.0 SP1.0


    Thanks for any help and suggestions,
    mrlessk

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    Buy some cd-rw 's start burning lol . Just make sure your home cd player play,s cd-rw or you'll be disappionted A40 gb hd is still pretty big christ whats on there the video bible


    ps I know im and old fart but I started with a 4 gb hd Have a 60gb now using 5gb up . Delete or back what your not using B)

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    Originally posted by SciManAl@15 February 2004 - 15:44
    what kind of files you got ther some will compress some wont... get all your music on cds...
    Sorry, I should have included this info in my original post....
    >Music files are .rmj and .mp3
    >Image files are .jpg and .mpeg
    >Movie files are mostly .mpeg, .mpg, .wmv, .avi
    Thanks,
    mrlessk

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    Originally posted by mrlessk+15 February 2004 - 17:09--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (mrlessk &#064; 15 February 2004 - 17:09)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-SciManAl@15 February 2004 - 15:44
    what kind of files you got ther some will compress some wont... get all your music on cds...
    Sorry, I should have included this info in my original post....
    >Music files are .rmj and .mp3
    >Image files are .jpg and .mpeg
    >Movie files are mostly .mpeg, .mpg, .wmv, .avi
    Thanks,
    mrlessk
    [/b][/quote]
    Hmm look to buy a dvd burner ? 4.0 gb a disk I think?

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    Originally posted by peat moss@15 February 2004 - 16:08
    A40 gb hd is still pretty big christ whats on there the video bible
    LOL...I know what you mean peat moss. Too many KL downloads that I find it hard to part with. Along with some unnecessary Programs I&#39;m looking at getting rid of.

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    Sorry mrlessk just kidding But made me think what i am I missing? Ihave so many cd&#39;s
    I can&#39;t find the music or songs I want to hear so I always make best of cd&#39;s I&#39;m lazy






    PS made me think maby burn some as mp3,s more songs that way like a party tape lol

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    Originally posted by peat moss@15 February 2004 - 16:15

    Hmm look to buy a dvd burner ?&nbsp; 4.0 gb&nbsp; a disk&nbsp; I think?
    Yep, that would work&#33; Wish now I had ordered one when I got my Dell.

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    Originally posted by mrlessk+15 February 2004 - 17:25--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (mrlessk @ 15 February 2004 - 17:25)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-peat moss@15 February 2004 - 16:15

    Hmm look to buy a dvd burner ?&nbsp; 4.0 gb&nbsp; a disk&nbsp; I think?
    Yep, that would work&#33; Wish now I had ordered one when I got my Dell. [/b][/quote]
    Ah the fun of upgrading the prices keep dropping &#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Till the new shite comes out

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    Get a new hard drive&#33;

    Failing that (please dont hit me) delete your temp files regularly, get a registry cleaner, and your shared files you dont use that often onto disk

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