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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Why does TMG eat up drive space?
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 09:48:51 -0500
> I have a single hard drive that has been partitioned into a C and a D drive.
> Windows and Office 97 were loaded on the C drive by the person who set it
> up. I see now that the C drive was made too small to begin with, and I
> admittedly have too little space left on my C drive. I typically have about
> 125mb of space left on that drive, however, and one would think that would
> be big enough to handle swap files, etc. that are needed to run progams.
> (Bear in mind that I'm no computer whiz.)
> I have noticed, though, that every time I start up TMG and then close it, I
> get an error message stating that I am running out of space on Drive C. I
> don't have this with any other program. When I look at Drive C's resources
> after that message, it has fallen down to about 4 mb remaining on the drive.
> I have searched for a file associated with TMG that is expanding, but I
> can't find one. After I open another program and close it, the amount of
> reserve space goes back up drastically. I just had this happen, and after
> opening and closing Quicken the remaining space on Drive C is now 100mb.
Just a guess -- You said you have the Swap file on C. If your data set is very
large, and especially if you have other programs open when you start TMG, I'd
guess that you are forcing the system to write a lot of stuff out of RAM to the
Swap file -- thereby running the C drive out of space. I'd suggest moving the
swap file to your D partition.
You might be able to see the size of the Swap file when you get a low space
report and perhaps verify this theory, but you will have to set Explorer to show
hidden files in order to do that. Swap files can get quite large quickly - I
have 128M RAM and my Swap file is currently at 131M, with nothing open other
than my Netscape Mail reader and my normal background stuff. Opening TMG with a
13,000 person data set with no internal exhibits increases the swap file to
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