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Why will files on C: not delete? Are they really there??

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    I'm trying to free up hard disc space on C: (Windows & home premium.) I'll do a search for "size: gigantic" and get lots of stuff like old podcasts, MP3's etc, that I would like to delete. However, very often I'll get "This is no longer located in C:\Users\.........iTunes....podcasts" and I can't delete it. Are these files actually still there? If so, how do I delete them?? This has happened a ton.....
     
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    How did you do a search for "size: gigantic" ?

    Download and install Treesize Free and scan the C drive with it to find large files, you should be able to delete them from within the program :- https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
     
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    Hi, thanks for the tip. I installed Treesize and ran a scan. But.....I'm not sure what to do with the information. I did a search thru Windows Explorer, simply searching for "gigantic" files/folders. In the "huge" category are tons of the iTunes podcast files that I can't tell are really still there.....when I try to delete they say "not at this location." Thus my puzzlement.
     
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    Is there software that will identify unneccessary/safe to delete/duplicate files/folders?
    I have TONS of big files that are in "......Apple Mobile Sync/Backup" .....are these safe to delete? It's 5.2G worth.
     
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    Treesize will only show where the drive space is being used the most, it won't help to decide which files to delete.

    For duplicate files I've tried the first program at this link, it works well but it does take a long time to scan if there are a lot of files, you might prefer one of the others :-

    https://www.techspot.com/article/1648-delete-duplicate-files/
     
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