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Windows 7: the file is too big for the recycle bin"

09 Nov 2015   #1
nanny mcfee

windows 7
 
 
the file is too big for the recycle bin"

hi guys !
i have a problem with my Local Disk(D), first i have 111mb free space then i copied games so it reduces to 87mb , but when i decided to deleted those games, a message pops-up saying " the file is too big for the recycle bin". so i clicked "yes" then the files was gone and the 87mb free space didn't move even if i already deleted the games. Help guys, what just happened ??


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09 Nov 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Does a reboot change anything?
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10 Nov 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can change the properties on the recycle bin to delete the files automatically and not send them to the recycle bin.
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10 Nov 2015   #4
nanny mcfee

windows 7
 
 
reboot

if i reboot my laptop, any changes in my laptop ? Im afraid that i will lose files.

but if i decided to , how ??
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10 Nov 2015   #5
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

If it was too large for the recycle bin then the delete function simply bypassed the bin and permanently deleted it. Did you empty the Recycle Bin? I suggest you carry out a boot-time defrag, and sometimes the correct free disk space shows up after a reboot.
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11 Nov 2015   #6
nanny mcfee

windows 7
 
 

If that's the only way to solved my problem , then how to bypass my recycle bin and permanently delete those files. So i can use my free space in my local disk.
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14 Nov 2015   #7
nanny mcfee

windows 7
 
 

i mean my problem was i already deleted the file but my local disk(D)'s free size didn't move , it was still 88MB .
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14 Nov 2015   #8
Caslon

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Check you antivirus software files, one guy said his Norton Protection was keeping approx 10 GB of deleted files.
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14 Nov 2015   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
disk cleanup

Try windows inbuilt disk clean up
Controlpanel>Performance information & tools>disk cleanup.

Note
IF you have not used this utility before then be advised, have a cuppa tea, as it will restart the comp and cleanup masses of files.

Roy
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14 Nov 2015   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If I remember correctly my earlier usage of Windows' Recycle Bin and Norton Protected Recycle Bin, I not only had to empty out the Windows Recycle Bin, I also had to empty out the NPRB as well. The adjusted available byte-space normally shows up before a restart, sure will after a restart.
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