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Windows 7: Deleted music but no free space showing

23 Nov 2009   #1
Newt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Deleted music but no free space showing

Hi,,I deleted about 70 GB of music files ,did a delete but no move to recycle bin,but I do not see the freed up disk space,,went into disk cleanup but it doesn't show there.

Do I need to do a defrag in order to get that freed up space?

Did a search for any music on my system but nothing shows.Will the space just be overwritten?

Confused


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23 Nov 2009   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
after emptying the recycle bin examine your disks with this little proggy.

Screendump also shown -- great app for mapping disks

Cheers
jimbo


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23 Nov 2009   #3
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

When you delete files, (unless you hold down the shift key while deleting), they get added to the recycle bin automatically. So they are still taking up space on your drive. You have to empty the recycle bin to reclaim the space. Right click on the recycle bin and you will see an option to empty it. Or just open the recycle bin and you will see an option to empty it.
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23 Nov 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
When you delete files, (unless you hold down the shift key while deleting), they get added to the recycle bin automatically. So they are still taking up space on your drive. You have to empty the recycle bin to reclaim the space. Right click on the recycle bin and you will see an option to empty it. Or just open the recycle bin and you will see an option to empty it.
True, but 70GB? I'm sure you will get the "There are too many files to delete to fit in tho the recycle bin, would like to delete them straight away?" message.

NOTE: Quote is not the exact message. Just a revised version.
NOTE1: I'm not on my W7 PC atm, so i can't check
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23 Nov 2009   #5
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I don't know but I wouldn't be surprised if, in 7, it depended on the size of the hard drive and available space as to how much data the recycle bin will accommodate before giving that message.
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23 Nov 2009   #6
Newt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I deleted them with no delete to recycle bin because ,as stated above ,there were to many files,so there was nothing to empty from the recycle .Bin,

But it is solved,I just ran a chk dsk and that cleaned up the space so it now shows up.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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23 Nov 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

No worries glad you got it sorted, and thank you for posting your solution.
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23 Nov 2009   #8
Newt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You're welcome.

I made a point of making sure solution was posted.
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20 Aug 2011   #9
sachiko

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
solved

thank you jumbo.
the tree size worked.
theres a file $recycle.bin something like that
when i scanned using that.
so i delete it and my hd shows the actual size.
god bless you
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20 Aug 2011   #10
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sachiko View Post
thank you jumbo.
the tree size worked.
theres a file $recycle.bin something like that
when i scanned using that.
so i delete it and my hd shows the actual size.
god bless you
I thought you're not supposed to touch $RECYCLE.BIN.

Can't find $RECYCLE.BIN
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