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Deleting Files, but does not free up space

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by bohemian, Apr 1, 2003.

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  1. bohemian

    bohemian Thread Starter

    Jan 19, 2003
    On my Windows XP pro computer I have an 80 gb hardrive. The drive was formated to NTFS. I got an error message today that said I was low on disk space so I took my 40+ gb movie collection and started copying them to cds. After a successful burn I would delete them from my hardrive. Unfortunatly I soon noticed that my movie files (upwards of .5 gb apiece) were not giving me extra space after I deleted them. I checked my recycle bin, no movie files there, but i emptyied it anyway. I also checked my Nero folder to make sure it hadn't saved any of the ISO's, it hadnt. Does anyone know why deleting these movie files has no affect on my disk space?
  2. Bad Monkey

    Bad Monkey

    Apr 1, 2003
    Do you have Norton Utilities (or equivalent type application) installed? If so, sometimes when you delete an item and empty the recycle bin, you still need to "Empty Norton Protected Files" to free up the space.

    Also, did you try rebooting and checking the disk space? I'm not sure if that does anything, but worth a try?

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