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Windows 7: My hard disk space seems to be diminishing...

01 Jul 2013   #1
Florio

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
My hard disk space seems to be diminishing...

I have an Acer Aspire 5740G with 4GB of memory and a 640 GB HDD. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Until recently I had a lot of videos and audio files saved on my laptop, but seeing as the hard disk was filling up pretty rapidly, I decided to delete a lot of media files that I wasn't using.

The problem is that despite getting rid of these files, the amount of free disk space does not seem to have increased. On the contrary, it seems to have diminished!!

I have run all sorts of programs including CCleaner and Advanced SystemCare 6 (Pro) in an attempt to regain the space that I know I should have, but to no avail apparently.

Does anyone know what else I can do?


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01 Jul 2013   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Did you empty the Recycle Bin after deleting the files?
Maybe the files are still in there.
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01 Jul 2013   #3
Florio

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, done all of that.

I've just downloaded WinDirStat which looks as if it might be useful in identifying where all the space is being used.
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