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Windows 7: 187 GB Unknown File Cannot Delete

06 Jun 2011   #11
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Xodiak and welcome to the Forum. Before doing a full restore, you may try running CHKDSK on the drive. It's possible that the drive has some cross linked data on it. Just a thought.
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JohnnyA


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06 Jun 2011   #12
James Colbert

 
 

You could also boot to a Linux live CD to see if it can be read and/or deleted:

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30 Sep 2011   #13
mchadjin

Win 7 Home 64
 
 

I had this problem and it was too many restore points. They built up over time. Easy to fix - go to Control Panel, System, System Protection, highlight C drive, Configure, then move the slider to reduce max usage. If you have another backup system in place, you can turn off protection for other data drives.
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