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free space on hard drive

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by bundybear, Jun 11, 2006.

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  1. bundybear

    bundybear Thread Starter

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    i have started burning home movies onto dvd using ulead video studio 8, i have put aside 50gig as a partition from a sata 160gig hard drive. When i have finished editing the home movie and burnt it to a dvd i then delete the file off the hard drive which is between 2 to 9 gig in size (could be multiple files). the problem i have is when i look to see how much is free on the drive it's still saying that size is still there. i have emptied the recycle bin and also have tryed window washer, the only way to correct it is take all files and folders i want off the hard drive, format it, then copy the files and folders back to get a true reading of space left on the drive. i have to format drive through restarting computer in safe mode only.
     
  2. blkwlnt64

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    Have you tried defrag after a delete ?
     
  3. Rollin_Again

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    Does the problem still occur if you reboot after burning to DVD? It sounds like maybe some type of temp file is not being released properly. After burning succesfully do a Windows search for all files that have been modified and/or created on the same date. After Windows is done searching just sort the result list by size and see which file is the culprit and delete it manually. You may need to enable Windows to allow searching of hidden files.

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