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PC experts- disk space?? Now more problems too...

Abominog

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Guys who know PCs: what am I looking at?

C: has plenty of space, with 588GB free.

Wait, isn't Documents on C: ?? If so, how can it have 214TB used? Documents appears to be at capacity. What is going on?

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The bigger question is how can you have 214TB of data on a 930BG drive. That's seeming backwards to me by a lot.

Your documents and pictures files have no limit so the bar shows max, which is however big the folders are. Remove data and the bars will still be at max. Should be the case unless you set data limits on the folders.
 

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Definitely something not right there. Both Pictures and Documents are normally under c:\users\<username>. I would start with running a CHKDSK against the c: drive.
 

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Are you using any kind of cloud storage like onedrive or anything? Our IT group has our work computers saving everything in our documents and desktop folders to onedrive. By default, it removes them from local storage. That allows those folders to hold much more than the capacity of the internal drives.
 

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Are you using any kind of cloud storage like onedrive or anything? Our IT group has our work computers saving everything in our documents and desktop folders to onedrive. By default, it removes them from local storage. That allows those folders to hold much more than the capacity of the internal drives.
NO cloud storage.

the computer starting running slow. Tried to download photos from the phone via a cable, and it would fail, sometimes with just one photo.

CPU and RAM and the SS drive are generally OK, so I looked at disk space.
 

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So, first off, that's a lot of porn. Congrats on that! Second, what is your total hard drive storage capacity? Third, are your folders partitioned? If so, perhaps you have reached max storage of the partitioned Documents folder.
well that’s what I was thinking but see what HKshooter said.

I’m assuming total capacity is reflect above with 588gb free
 

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C:|spankbank

I'm not sure I've got enough juice in me to watch all the vids I've stored before I croak. And that doesn't even begin to address the situation of can't-get-it-up before I hit the croak-deadline.

Some of the chicks in the vids are probably on Medicaid by now.

"Grab your ankles everyone!"

 

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Now I've tried to upload photos to a Marketplace thread, and I get " The uploaded file was not an image as expected. "

It starts to upload, shows it greyed out, shows the upload progress bar progressing to 100% (or close), and fails at the end of the process.

The computer says it's a JPG. Says it's an image.
 

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There's a (free) software package out there I highly recommend. Download & install it & run it.
It designed for "non kompewter eggperts" & is dead simple to operate.
Start at the top left category run it, agree to everything it says, use the default settings.
Then next one down & keep repeating till you've done the first 5.
If you like it get the "pro" $24 upgrade, which is even better.

Do not panic the first time you use it! It will find masses of crap, rubbish, problems duped bad links & so on! Don't freak when it finds hundreds of things, just tell it to fix everything & go get a cup of coffee, it might take a while to fix huge quantities of accumulated errors.
After that tell it to schedule for once a month & it will auto run in the background keeping it all behaving.
It sounds like your directory is corrupting.

If you've had it more than 4 years I'll bet dollahs to donuts your "BIOS backup Battery" is weak. Its usually a coin type watch battery just a few dollars, get it replaced. Weak bios batteries give all sorts of wild errors like this.

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