Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:30 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:26 PM
For your storage question, what kind of computer and what operating system is it? I'm guessing that you possibly aren't actually looking at duplicates, but rather each user is "seeing" all the contents of your hard drive. I'd be very careful before deleting anything. It is possible that you are out of space just due to your supplies and your layouts. One thing you can look at immediately is what is in your trash bin. I recently cleaned mine out and I had something like 16 Gigabytes in my trash!! That's valuable space when you are out of space!! LOL!
Some people use DVD's to back up their stuff, others use External Hard drives. Personally I prefer External Hard drives. It just becomes a duplicate copy of whatever you want to copy. For example, I back up all of my scrapbooking stuff, layouts and all of my photos onto an external. Most nowadays just plug into a USB on your computer and away you go.
Hope this helps!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:29 PM
For instance in your user profile, they wouldn't need some of your PSP files.
* By not showing your PSP files in your family's user profiles, it doesn't delete anything, it just doesn't show them several times. Not sure if that would help you.
Like the others, External hard drives are the way to go, or you can save files to DVDs until you can get one.
Win 7, IE Explorer, PSE 11
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:54 PM
Win 7, IE Explorer, PSE 11
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:51 AM
I wouldn't delete anything from your computer unless you are very sure they are truly duplicates.
HTH!! Look forward to seeing your work in the gallery!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:27 AM
Having just set up a new computer here's a few suggestions:
This could be a little bit of a time consumer, but I know when I create LO's I usually end up with a lot of layers in my files that I don't end up using. I'll add something and then decide not to use it and then hide the layer. So if you have time, open those files and get rid of any unused or hidden layers. I reduced the size of some of my files to 1/2 just by getting rid of the unused layers.
If you do go the EHD way, copy or back up all of your files to the external first. Make sure they copy correctly before you delete them off of your hard drive. (and yes, remember to empty that pesky recycle bin)
You could then keep a zip file of those items on DVD's just in case something were to ever go wrong with the external.
Don't delete the dups you see of your PSP files. They are most likely all pulling from the same source. They just show under each user.
Looking forward to seeing your work in the Gallery
Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:53 AM
One good one will hold a lot of stuff, though.
Win 7, IE Explorer, PSE 11
Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:37 PM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:06 PM
I don't have an EHD and wouldn't know what to do with it. I have 2 GB and 16 GB travel sticks and 2 512 MB and 1 2 GB disks, plus 1 travel stick that I have my GS lost somewhere here in my house, that I have LOTS of pics and documents on. I had wanted to make all new folders and put all the photos in a main folder with subfolders with different subjects for folders and then delete the old ones so I have all documents together, all photos together, all digital things, etc. together, and so on and so on and so on, and put them on CD's or DVD's.
My computer is Toshiba Satelite L45, Intel®Pentium ® Dual. Windows Vista Home Premium, Servise pack 2, Ram 1:00GB, system 32-bit operating system. Have 68.9GB used, 41.3GB free for 110GB. Hope I got it all.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:26 AM
I have 5 Externals - one for all my scrapping stuff, one for all my photos, one for all my commercial stuff, and then two more to back up the first three onto. Both of these two are exact copies of everything, so I have what I call the "working drives", then two back ups. I figure they can't all fail at once! LOL! I basically don't keep anything on the hard drive on the actual computer.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:46 PM
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:41 PM
Some Programs install "for all users on the computer" by default (most do, in fact.) When programs add YOUR content to the program location, such as Photoshop styles, and probably PSP tubes, etc, they're visible to all user accounts. The easy way to test the theory is put a small notepad text file, such as "JustTesting.Text" in that location, and then switch user accounts. If you can see it, it puts your mind to rest about duplicates.
In a slightly different way, "My Documents" has both "Public Documents" and My (private) Documents. You can do the same type of test there to see if the files are really duplicates or not. Edit it one account, and then view edits in another. Public documents are Shared rather than Duplicated among users.
Windows 7 and 8 also added Libraries, which are another way to see subsets of your files. The Documents library points to the My Documents folder. I have created a "Scrapbooking" Library, which points ONLY to the Scrap Girls files I have in a few major folders inside My Documents. It's super-convenient to use that Library, since I don't see all my other major folders in My Documents when I'm in the Scrapbooking library. I've attached a picture to show you what I mean:
Number of downloads: 6
The files are not duplicates of what's in My Documents; this is a "filtered" view of just the ones I selected.
Hope this helps. Welcome to Scrap Girls!
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