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Backing up DVD's. where's the HD space gone?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Jules, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. Jules

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    I've Backed up a couple of my DVD's using DVD X-Copy and my HD space is being eaten up like there's no tomorrow.
    Only some of the files (the small ones) are appearing in the backup directory so I can't find them to delete.

    If I use DVD decrypter, the files do show but are too big to fit in the recycle bin and hencve won't delete. (I can get around that using Norton wipe).
    But with DVD X-Copy they just disappear, so I can't even use Norton wipe to free up hard disc space.

    My HD is big (120GB) but its going down 5GB everytime I back up a disc... I'll soon have none left!!

    Where are they going?
     
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    I haven't used that software, so can't offer any specific advice on it, but are there any configuration options in the software that let you set temp directories, or output directories?

    Is Explorer showing you hidden files and folders? Click Tools -> Folder Options then the View tab. Then tick the 'Show hidden files and folders option and click OK.

    After that click Start -> Search -> For files and folders
    In the filename box type *.vob and click Search.

    Hopefully Windows will then show you where the files are hiding.

    5GB per film is about right.
     
  3. Daneel

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    120GB is big? Bah! I have 3 x 120GB and 1 x 80GB, and that is just my main PC! :)

    When you delete a file that is too big for the recyle bin it should say, this file is too big deleting it will permenantly remove the file are you sure? You click yes and it should be gone. That's what happens in XP for me anyway.
     
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    If you want to delete files without having to use the recycle bin do the follwing:-
    highlight the file by single left clicking it
    hold the shift key down whilst pressing the delete key
    this will then delete the file immediately without putting it in the recycle bin.
    Make sure you have selected the correct file for deletion ;)
     
  5. Jules

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    thanks.

    it looks like DVD X copy auto- deletes after burning.
    I think the problem was I interrupted a burn and retried and it buggered everything up.

    I used Norton restore & wipe to clear everything. Then I uninstalled and reinstalled DVD X-Copy.#
    Now everything is ok.

    John, I didn't know about the <SHIFT> & <DEL> trick.
    Very handy!
     

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