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NTFS reporting incorrect drive space

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by element533, Apr 5, 2004.

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  1. element533

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    I have Windows XP Pro on NTFS and both of my hard drives are reporting less free space than they should.

    When I pull up the properties for the drive, it says 104 GB used, but when I pull up the properties for all the contents of the drive, it says 56 GB used. When I delete files from the drive, I do not gain any free space.

    I've set my hidden files to be visible, I have purged my recycle bin, checked for spyware and viruses, run chkdsk and norton disk doctor. I am going to try removing Norton Antivirus to see if that helps.

    Does anyone have any other ideas?
     
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  3. element533

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    Thanks for the help, but I solved it. It turns out that Norton SystemWorks was preventing me from actually emptying the recycle bin. I uninstalled it and manually purged the recycler, and all is fine now.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for letting us know :)
     
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