I am running Windows XP Home on this computer, and using the default CD burning software that came with it (I think it's Roxio?)
I wanted to back up some files from the 'F' drive; about 900 MB, so I was going to use two CD's.
Before I started, there was over 2 GB of free space on my 'C' drive.
The first CD burned with no problems; the second one got about 10% through and then popped up a message that there wasn't enough disk space, delete some files.
I rechecked the size of what I was trying to burn and it was only 300 MB. I then checked the size of my 'C' drive and there is now only 974 MB of free space left! I knew XP used a 'staging area' when burning CD's, but I thought it got emptied automatically when you finished. I tried searching MS's site, but couldn't find any info on this particular problem.
So, I did a search for everything modified today and I think I found the problem. In C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows, the CD Burning folder has 2.1 GB of files that look like what I was burning. I just want to make sure it is safe to delete everything in this folder before doing so.
I would also like to know it it is possible to relocate this CD Burning folder?
While I've got a thread going, is it also safe to delete everything in the Prefetch folder?