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Free Space inaccuracies?? Calculating disc space?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by izombie7, Mar 14, 2006.

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  1. izombie7

    izombie7 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I've noticed sometimes that the Free Space on my harddrives won't reflect changes I've made. For example, on my 28.6gb F: drive, I had about 586mb free. I just deleted a video file of about 700 mb, so it should be up to about 1.2 gb. Oddly enough, its still at 586mb. I emptied the recycle bin of course.

    Is there a way to recalculate disc space? I have Windows XP and I do have Norton System Works. This isn't the first time disc space hasn't matched recent actions. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Moby

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    If the video wasn't in My Docs then 'System Restore' in XP may have recorded the change to enable a future restore. To record a 700mb deletion that it may be asked to restore back takes 700mb.
    System restore ignores the My Docs folder so the above is irrelevant if the video was deleted from that location.
     
  3. izombie7

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    As far as I know I have System Restore turned off, plus I delete large videos fairly often without this occuring. How do I check this?
     
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