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Can't free up HD space by deleting files?!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by trale, Oct 16, 2003.

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  1. trale

    trale Thread Starter

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    I have win XP, and I noticed recently that when I delete files (I've deleted more than 1 gig of stuff, AND I cleaned the recycle bin afterwards), my system's reported free space did not increase! What's going on here? I've turned off windows indexing service already, so I don't know what else to do to reclaim my free space
     
  2. buddhafabio

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    may be you should defrag
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Do you have Norton Utilities installed? If so, the space may be going to Norton Protected Recycle Bin. You can reduce it's usage to 0%, apply, then remove the Norton Protection from the recycle bin, and the space will come back.

    Also, have you done a CHKDSK /F to see if it's lost clusters that are using the space?
     
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