documents and settings

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by boon, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. boon

    boon Guest

    Hi,

    Using winxp pro. What is the Documents and Settings folder for?. Pretty self
    explanatory I suppose, but Ive never stored any documents in this folder or
    any of its subfolders, yet it is 519 megabytes in size. Isnt that a tad
    large for just "settings"?

    TIA
     
    boon, Apr 30, 2004
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  2. You've definitely got something in there. Do you have your folders set
    to show 'hidden' files?
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?-Cryogenic-=A9?=, Apr 30, 2004
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  3. boon

    Jackie Guest

    temp internet files
     
    Jackie, Apr 30, 2004
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  4. boon

    °Mike° Guest

    Documents and Settings is at the heart of what
    YOU, as a user, have/do/save/keep/etc. on your
    system. It stores everything from user registry
    hives, temporary files, favorites, documents,
    icon cache, history, cookies, application specific
    data, your desktop, send-to entries, your
    Start Menu, document templates, and more.

    The size is not overly large -- the more you have
    in your documents folder, the more room you
    allow for temporary internet files, etc., the larger
    the folder will be, and that goes for all users.
     
    °Mike°, Apr 30, 2004
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  5. boon

    boon Guest

    thanks eveyone. There was a chunk of temporary files that occupied several
    hundered megs, and outlook express files totalled 200ish meg!.
     
    boon, Apr 30, 2004
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  6. boon

    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome.


    <snip>
     
    °Mike°, May 1, 2004
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