Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Getting more GBs by removing deleted files that might be still there

07 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Getting more GBs by removing deleted files that might be still there

I wanted to ask if there is something out there to get, or some way I can do it myself; if my computer still has those old files that I deleted the first time but still might be there. On my old computer, I had this program that found dozens of files that my comp. had memories/files on and once they were gotten rid of, I got more GBs than I thought I had. I forgot the name of that program, but it's obvious there might be more versions that are similar out there, does anyone know where to find and what's the best one?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
I wanted to ask if there is something out there to get, or some way I can do it myself; if my computer still has those old files that I deleted the first time but still might be there. On my old computer, I had this program that found dozens of files that my comp. had memories/files on and once they were gotten rid of, I got more GBs than I thought I had. I forgot the name of that program, but it's obvious there might be more versions that are similar out there, does anyone know where to find and what's the best one?
Nope. If the file is deleted the computer automatically writes over them in the future. There is no benefit or way to do it as you suggest.

On the other hand if you delete TEMP files you will get more disk space back. IN win 7 that is called the HD cleanup wizard which is built in.

Just type cleanup in search

Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I dont see Cleanup Wizard, but I do see Disk Cleanup in Programs>>>System Tools; is that it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 Nov 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes.. that is the one you want...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, did it and the only two that might be worth deleteing are close to 400MB each: Thumbnails and System error memory dump files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you go to the more options tab you can recover even more space by deleting some of your restore points. If my system has been stable for a long while, I do this from time to time. It will delete all but the last restore point, if you have a lot of restore points it could add up to a lot of space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Getting more GBs by removing deleted files that might be still there




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Getting more GBs by removing deleted files that might be still there
Thread Forum
Removing Old Program Files Software
Solved Removing permissions from files System Security
Removing deleted files names from folders General Discussion
WMC not removing deleted video files/not adding new Media Center
Removing Language Files General Discussion
Removing old files? Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33