Hello to my FAVORITE NEWS GANG!!!!
I have an unusual problem and if anyone would like to help me out that would be
great. This is my situation:
I am running the new Adobe PhotoShop 5 on pc.
Being that it's a huge application i use a small program called FreeSpace 1.0
to run it in a compressed state. Which, by the way, works out really great for
me, I don't notice a drain on system performance.
As with most PhotoShop *s like myself, I have a huge plugin collection.
Inside of the main plugins directory, i made my own folder for all my third
The other day i installed ULead Web Extensions 1.0 and it did not appear in my
filters menu. I knew right away what to do. Being I had used up all filter
sub menus allowed by PhotoShop, I selected about 2 groups of Plugins to move to
a temporary folder on my win95 desktop.
I re-started PhotoShop 5 confident that the new ULead Plguins would be listed,
but they were not. I thought that was strange, so i went back to my 3rd party
plugins folder and selected all the plugins and moved them to the same
folder on the desktop.
Please keep in mind, that the plugins folder is also compressed with FreeSpace
and that I moved these plugins in a compressed state.
I re-initialized PhotoShop again and lo and behold, the ULead plugins were
I tried them out a bit and hated them, as i do most of ULead's products <g> and
went to uninstall them.
After I uninstalled ULead Web Extensions, I went to open the temporary folder i
made on the desktop and it was empty. All my 3rd party plugins were gone,
every last one.
would you like to know what i lost? ok, i'll tell you anyway. I lost all my
Plugins, PhotoTools, PhotoFrame, MaskPro, Intellihance, I lost all my
Andromeda Filters, I had the whole run of them, KPT 2 and 3, Xaos Tools,
Genesis FX, AutoFX, FM Tile Tools, BladePro, EyeCandy 3, AlienSkin, and some
others i can't even remember right now.
Oh don't grieve for me, i was smart enough to know how impportant it is to back
up your programs, and thank God i did.
So what's the problemy you may be thinking? Well, the problem is not that i
lost the plugins, because i can reinstall all of them. The problem is to
start with, I had
245 megabytes of harddrive space left on my system. Now that the plugins i
moved have vanished, I still have 245 megs of space left. That is what
puzzles me. The Plugins i had consumed about 75 megs of harddrive space, so
if they are no longer on my system, where are my 75 megs??
If i reinstall the plugins again, i will lose 75 more megs. I can't afford to
even lose a megabyte of space as i am operating on a 1.01 gigabyte harddrive.
I run this darn comptuer like a tight ship, knowing where every file is, and
it's purpose so I'm suspecting these plugins are not really removed from the
harddrive and that they're just invisible to windows? I don't know what else
to think or what else to do.
This happened to me yesterday, so I have since re-booted many times and have
inspected each folder and even did a file search under dos and still cannot
Can anyone suggest how i can recover my 75 megs of harddrive space?
Much obliged, and thanking anyone who can help in advance : )