Quote: Originally Posted by Frankt117
I deleted some folders that had video in them to free up disk space. What I succeeded in doing was allowing the folder contents to remain on the hard drive and deleted my access to them. I used windows restore to restore the folders. But it winds up copying the folder and all contents. Which is to say, it eats up even more disk space. So when I deleted it, I will not have gained anything. How do I delete the contents of the files that were in the folders so I can free the disk space? Thanks.
A normal delete will put the deleted item in the recycle bin.
Did you then empty the recycle bin?
You won't regain the space until you empty the recycle bin.
What happens now if you attempt a normal delete?