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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

    Oct 16, 2003
    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


    Aug 5, 2002
    may be you should defrag
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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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