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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know this is not a computer forum, but I'll ask here anyway.

I deleted over 2 GB of files from my hard drive yesterday, but my computer is showing me that I have the same amount of free disc space available as before deleting the files (no, they are not in the trash can).

Any ideas where the files might be? Also when I select all the files and folders in the drive "D" (the one where the big files were), I get a smaller file size for that drive than from "My Computer".


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 04:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did you Format it? If not, do it.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 05:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I assume you are on PC. Right? One possibility (though it's so apparent, I almost wouldn't speak about) is, that you deleted the file(s) to Recycle bin and you don't trash it. If so, right click on RecBin and use Trash (or something similar, I have localized version of Win, so I'd be mistaken in the right English word).

The second one could be, there are lost files on your disk (from whatever reason). Open MyComputer and right click on the HDD icon (C: or D: or whatever), choose Properties, Tools tab and Check disk to errors.

The third possibility is, that you didn't delete it but move it somewhere else on the same disk. If you know name of the file(s) (or at least its extension) you could try to find it: Start - Find - Files or Folders and then use the name of the file or asterisk with extension.

Of course, Format (as Josue wrote) could help here, but remember you delete all your files on hard disk with it!


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have flushed the trash can. I don't use Norton. I'm not going to format the entire disc, because I can't lose all the files.

Thanks for your suggestions!


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... sorry If this sounds silly, but have you restarted your PC?