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more audacity questions
« on: January 16, 2017, 11:17:53 AM »
I am currently running windows 8, ( it was a free laptop) and I can't discover the rouge 121 gigs that are hiding. I have 920 gig hd, 187 g accounted for, and 620 gig available. I'm no mathematician but somethings not adding up. It's all from when I ask audacity NOT to save work. Anyone know where to find these files? I found and deleted them once before, but I'm at a loss as to how I did that. Thanks
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Re: more audacity questions
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 12:27:22 PM »
Howdy Chris!
Try this software we use at work to locate what's on a hard drive- windirstat
it can be downloaded from multiple sources, but here is a solid one:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/windirstat/

it is pretty easy to use with good visual and directory tree views.
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Re: more audacity questions
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 12:33:56 PM »
Thanks Rock! I'm running it now, but not sure how to use it
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Re: more audacity questions
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 01:17:05 PM »
Thanks Rock! I'm running it now, but not sure how to use it
it will tell you what is taking up the disk space and where that disk space is located.
Then, for instance, if you see xxGb's in temp files, go erase them. Often times things like you describe are in log files; the windirstat should tell you where.
Quick search for How to's: (IOW, I've not read/watched them)
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/clean-up-your-windows-hard-drive-with-windirstat/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0aJKlatgUA

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Re: more audacity questions
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 05:55:53 PM »
Audacity Preferences has a tab for Directories (I am on a mac version but they should close to the same)

Go there and you can see where the current folder is, and if you like, change it to someplace visible so you have easier access.
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Re: more audacity questions
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 10:12:58 AM »
Audacity Preferences has a tab for Directories (I am on a mac version but they should close to the same)

Go there and you can see where the current folder is, and if you like, change it to someplace visible so you have easier access.

Done and done, thanks butI still cant find tese 100 g floating around in there somewhere
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Re: more audacity questions
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 10:29:08 AM »
Audacity Preferences has a tab for Directories (I am on a mac version but they should close to the same)

Go there and you can see where the current folder is, and if you like, change it to someplace visible so you have easier access.

Done and done, thanks butI still cant find tese 100 g floating around in there somewhere

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/directories_preferences.html

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Re: more audacity questions
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 12:23:00 PM »
Audacity Preferences has a tab for Directories (I am on a mac version but they should close to the same)

Go there and you can see where the current folder is, and if you like, change it to someplace visible so you have easier access.

Done and done, thanks butI still cant find tese 100 g floating around in there somewhere

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/directories_preferences.html
Chris, did windirstat show you the data is in Audacity? if so, this link appears to show you where the temp folder Audacity uses is located.
It may be that it is holding a bunch of your old workflow in the temp folders. From this specific link I can't tell if it is 100% OK to delete the files in this temp folder, but with most Windows applications it should be.
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Re: more audacity questions
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2017, 08:13:34 AM »
Chris

Try running this tool, Directory Report, as an administrator
That way it can find hidden files
http://www.file-utilities.com

 

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