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Solved: Deleted files , takes up space ?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Darkst4r, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. Darkst4r

    Darkst4r It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

    Oct 20, 2007
    Hi , just had to use a file undelete program to get back some work I erased by accident and noticed there is a hell of alot of other stuff on there too.Do these files take up Hard drive space ? and if so is there a way of cleaning this junk up permanently so as to save space ?
  2. keithju1


    May 9, 2005
    no dont worry the files won't take up any space,once you have run a scan with whatever program you used, you can chose which ones to recover.
  3. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Deleted files are simply "marked" to be overwritten, that's how they can be recovered....

    Their space is added back to Unused space when you delete anything, so no, you don't use up free space on the drive with deleted files.
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