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Windows 7: trying to delete files & copies keep getting made?

26 Jun 2016   #11
torchwood

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

Hi UNI,
thanks for that,
but shouldn't you know better, letting it get that full, even if you stuck that 14.8 GB in temp, the exception to the rule.

Roy


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26 Jun 2016   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

@UNI,
Your Windows cleanup was for temporary files.
The OP can't delete User files, such as pictures.
Windows cleanup would not delete user files like pictures, from what i know.

@ALL
I would have "guessed" using shift-delete would immediately and permanently delete selected files would work, without attempting to put them in the recycle bin.

It's also possible there are 2 problems.
1) Lack of disk space
2) "System" corruption.

I don't know if the OP can run a SFC (System File Check) without enough free space.

The OP might need to create bootable CD's to fix this for:
1) Partition Wizard - to possibly increase space on C.
2) A Linux bootable OS - to delete files without Windows running.

I'm just guessing, as usual
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26 Jun 2016   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi UNI,
thanks for that,
but shouldn't you know better, letting it get that full, even if you stuck that 14.8 GB in temp, the exception to the rule.

Roy
The screenshots were from a frozen* Virtual Machine.

*reverts to a clean state upon exit.

No computers were harmed in the making of that post :-)



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
@UNI,
Your Windows cleanup was for temporary files.
The OP can't delete User files, such as pictures.
Windows cleanup would not delete user files like pictures, from what i know.
Yes, I know... if the temp file clean up worked, then we could see if the normal deletions start working without any further efforts. CHKDSK might be in order at some point,
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26 Jun 2016   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just some added thoughts.

Many good suggestions have been given. Just a couple more.

1. How much space is used by the Recycle Bin. If it's to small it will stop deleting things until it is emptied.

2. If one right ticks on something and selects Open File Location and then deletes the file from it's location, that should work.
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