My computer had been acting a bit weird lately and four days ago I had a message saying my hard drive was almost full. I went WHAT? How come? I have a 35 gig drive and I know I dont have but barely 10 gigs used...... Try a defrag but I am told nope... it needs at least 10% of free space to defrag properly. OK, time to delete crap so I uninstall stuff that I have but never use but still not enough. OK Buddy, this is war, I try to see the C: directory itself but starts reading, goes for a long while and freezes. AGHHHH!!
AdAware detects a couple of things, deletes them but still no joy. I download various sharewares/freewares that promise the world and nothing but one called Easy Cleaner which does some work but still nothing to call home about. One good thing is that I see a TMP folder in C: but I can't access it or even shows on Search so I dust the webs of my memory and go Old School: DOS.
Lo and Behold! This stupid TEMP folder holds 21 GIGAS of temporary files. Where did they come from beats the hell out of me. I manage to delete the suckers and my hard drive is back to normal!
There is still an issue with the booting being a tad slow, but I'll eventually figure it out. Right now my eyes need some rest after 4 days of pounding the keyboard!