Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
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Today turned out to be a computer day... After PixelBook deal was solved, then I investigated the problem. Turned out it was the easiest of all to solve. It wasn't the chromebook. It wasn't the charger. It was the silly USB C cable that connects the two.

Meanwhile on the way to finding a potential fix, I discovered that my Windows laptop was maxing out storage. I rarely use the Windows laptop. I've always had it for when I absolutely, positively had to have Windows. Otherwise, it petty much served as a monitor for web cam streaming and artwork.

And for a year or two, it's just been building temp files. No clue why. But the drive was clogged with them. So many that deleting them was fairly tricky. Also since I had no idea why they were there (in such massive numbers) I wasn't sure what, if anything, I was breaking. Usually deleting temp files has zero penalty but I'd never seen so many.

They are all gone now and the drive which had 10% free space this morning, now has 60% and so far nothing appears broken. I also remembered to back up my email and my Live Journal. I need to spend some time figuring out how to automate those.

But, all done for today. Yeah! Maybe a little Victoria tonight?
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