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

25 Jun 2016   #1
jimele

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
trying to delete files & copies keep getting made?

wife's win 7 laptop has c: drive almost completely full. we are deleting files mostly pictures that appear from FB & e-mails & web that she saved. as we delete them we find them again in another folder or even in the same one. what gives?


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25 Jun 2016   #2
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

There are a few ways to delete a file. 1- Right Click the file and select delete. 2- Left Click once on the file to highlight and hit delete on the keyboard. 3- Left Click once on the file to highlight, hold the Shift key down and hit the delete key to permanently delete the file from your system. There are a number of programs that delete files as well. How are you deleting your files?
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26 Jun 2016   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimele View Post
....deleting files mostly pictures that appear from FB.....
What is the path to these files?
e.g. are they temp files?
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26 Jun 2016   #4
jimele

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Lance! - just as you say. UsernameIssues - not sure the path is, will check later. will see if temp files can be deleted.
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26 Jun 2016   #5
jimele

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

seems that files keep getting put in library also. even after they are burnt to cd as in saving pics. space on drive does not seem to clear up very much at all
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26 Jun 2016   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimele View Post
wife's win 7 laptop has c: drive almost completely full
How big is the C drive, and how much free space is there ?
If there is not enough free space, many things may not work correctly, if at all.
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26 Jun 2016   #7
jimele

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimele View Post
wife's win 7 laptop has c: drive almost completely full
How big is the C drive, and how much free space is there ?
If there is not enough free space, many things may not work correctly, if at all.

1.33gb free of 58.5bg
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26 Jun 2016   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Try Microsoft's built in disk cleanup tool:

Click on Start and search for disk:

trying to delete files & copies keep getting made?-disk.png

Once the scan completes, select every check box and click on OK.

After the disk cleanup widow goes away, reboot the computer.

The clean up can take hours to complete.


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26 Jun 2016   #9
torchwood

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

You should have got a warning saying disk space low, at 6Gb!!.
None of the standard cleaners will work now,(they unfortunately create temporary files before deletion).
can you post a copy of disc management.
(control panel >> admin tools >> Computer management >> disk management)
We might be able to increase the size of the C drive, 58.5 seems to be quite low.

Roy

@ UNI see my comment 2nd line
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26 Jun 2016   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
You should have got a warning saying disk space low, at 6Gb!!.
None of the standard cleaners will work now,(they unfortunately create temporary files before deletion).
can you post a copy of disc management.
(control panel >> admin tools >> Computer management >> disk management)
We might be able to increase the size of the C drive, 58.5 seems to be quite low.

Roy

@ UNI see my comment 2nd line
See my test:

drive seems pretty full:
trying to delete files & copies keep getting made?-disk.png

after running disk cleanup and restarting:
trying to delete files & copies keep getting made?-disk2.png

edit: each file that was deleted was larger than 0.5GB


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