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  1. NHIEPNGUYEN

    NHIEPNGUYEN Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I just experience something strange : I have download a trial version of Notes rather voluminous (96Mo). I decided to delete it while in windows explorer. The folder that contained the file disapear allright fro; Explorer but the reclaimed disk space is not accounted for. Results : I no longer have the file nor the disk space!!!
    Someone can halp me please?
     
  2. moebius

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    empty the recycle bin
     
  3. scmazter

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    Also run refrag, go to start>programs>accessories>system tools> defragment.
     
  4. scmazter

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    Also run refrag, go to start>programs>accessories>system tools> defragment.
    Note: This might take a while (A few hours, mabye 1 mabye 4) depending on the last time u ran it and how many things u have installed - but hell it sure is worth it!
     
  5. NHIEPNGUYEN

    NHIEPNGUYEN Thread Starter

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    Emptying the Recycle bin achieves nothing; I have not tried defrag yet but gonna do now. I'll let you know the results. Thanks
     
  6. GyBear

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    Do you use a Norton protected Recycle bin?
     
  7. NHIEPNGUYEN

    NHIEPNGUYEN Thread Starter

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    No, I do not. I also have cleaned-up the disk to no avails
     
  8. NHIEPNGUYEN

    NHIEPNGUYEN Thread Starter

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    I have tried defrag; I use Diskeeper 7. There remains one (big, must be the one) fragmented file with 3 excess fragments.
    This partition has 900Mo and had 200Mo free. Since this huge fragmented file take almost 100Mo there are only 100Mo left and Diskeeper cannot defrag it.
     
  9. moebius

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    run scandisk, duh!
     
  10. NHIEPNGUYEN

    NHIEPNGUYEN Thread Starter

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    The problem resolves by itself!!!
    This morning I downloaded a 37Mo files into the partition (that showed 100Mo available) Upon the completion of the download the partition shows remaining 160Mo! (100Mo + 100Mo - 37Mo).

    Computers are full of mysteries that never get revealed.

    Thanks anyway for your participation.
     
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