[mswindowsxp] Re: Removable HD.

  • From: Joe Parker <joeparker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:52:40 -0400

Tried turning off System Restore on that drive? And verifying Windows 
hasn't put a page file on it?

Sounds like an awful backup solution though. Forget using Windows Backup; 
use one of the many available share/freeware apps that offer compression*. 
Your daily backup (of files that change often) will be small and can go to 
a separate drive/partition. Your weekly backup (of personal data, no 
programs) should fit on a cdrw (use 2 alternately and keep one off-site).

If you really want an image of your drive use Norton Ghost or Powerquest 
Drive Image and simply write to cdr(w) or your removable. Note this is NOT 
a substitute for a good data backup strategy. Use Partition Magic and size 
your C: partition to around 5 gigs and you can image to just a few cdrs.

PS We still use an Amiga 2000 daily for video work. They were incredible 

*e.g. MOB 

At 03:17 AM 9/25/2003, you wrote:
>I was backing up some files yesterday and an error window appeared saying my
>Removable HD disk was full. I have added up all the files on it and the
>total is only 28 gigabytes. I have lost 12 gigs somewhere. I deleted some of
>the folders, but the amount deleted didn't restore the same amount of free
>space on the HD. Also, emptying the "Recycle Bin" restored some space. How
>does this happen as the "Recycle Bin"  is installed on my C drive.

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