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#1 natty1206

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:42 PM

I have recently copied non copyrighted dvds starting at 7GB of memory on my computer.  i left the program and went back in later to make another copy of a dvd and i didnt have enough memory for the computer to create the temporary file.  i figured that it didnt delete this temporary file from the previous copy becuase my memory on C went from 7gb to 3gb after i burned the first time.  isnt roxio supposed to create a temp file and then delete it when it is finished copying the disc???  i also cannot find the temorary file anywhere so that i could delete it myself.  now i have low memory becuase of this and i cant copy and more discs because i guess the temp file still exists...how do i fix this problem and recover my memory???

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (natty1206 @ Aug 30 2009, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have recently copied non copyrighted dvds starting at 7GB of memory on my computer.  i left the program and went back in later to make another copy of a dvd and i didnt have enough memory for the computer to create the temporary file.  i figured that it didnt delete this temporary file from the previous copy becuase my memory on C went from 7gb to 3gb after i burned the first time.  isnt roxio supposed to create a temp file and then delete it when it is finished copying the disc???  i also cannot find the temorary file anywhere so that i could delete it myself.  now i have low memory becuase of this and i cant copy and more discs because i guess the temp file still exists...how do i fix this problem and recover my memory???


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#3 Brendon

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:41 PM

Natty,

You should find the temporary files stored in C:\users\%yourname%\Appdata\local\temp [where %yourname% is your username on your system]. They will most likely be there as .GI files, though they might be .tmp files.

If your Sonic program doesn't automatically delete them after the copy you can go find them and kill them yourself, [although Windows' default settings might hide some of the path], or you could try Windows' disk cleanup. The free download CCleaner is also very good for this sort of cleanup.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:04 PM

View PostBrendon, on 30 August 2009 - 02:41 PM, said:

Natty,

You should find the temporary files stored in <b>C:\users\%yourname%\Appdata\local\temp</b> [where %yourname% is your username on your system]. They will most likely be there as .GI files, though they might be .tmp files.

If your Sonic program doesn't automatically delete them after the copy you can go find them and kill them yourself, [although Windows' default settings might hide some of the path], <b>or</b> you could try Windows' disk cleanup. The free download <a href="http://www.ccleaner.com" target="_blank">CCleaner</a> is also very good for this sort of cleanup.
I have been having the same exact problem, but when I went to C:\users\%yourname%\appdata\local\temp, I looked in all of the folders, yet I couldn't find any files. I had copied a 8 GB no copyright Dual Layer disc, and when I came back from dinner, my computer's memory went from having 8.35 GB to having 1.59 GB

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:58 AM

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Search your computer for .GI and .TMP files, making sure that you include [in the advanced search options] hidden and system files and folders, and subfolders.

If they're taking up 7GB, they should stick out like sore thumbs. Once you find one big one, note the folder it's living in and go there to delete them all and get your disk space back.

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