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4 Gig removed yet disk space the same!?!


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pandammonia

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Hey just wondering if ayone can gimme a quick run-down on this?
I recently deleted a dvd movie from my hard drive. It was 4.65 G, yet after removal and reboot, my disk space remains the same? Why?
I am on xp pro sp2 using ntfs file system.
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did you empty your recycle bin?
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lol, yes, but when i originally deleted it, the folder was too big for the bin so i permanently deleted it, all the more reason why im confused!
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can anyone provide an explanation??? :whistling:
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Some settings only empty recycle bins older than 5, 7 or some other number of days. Do you use ccleaner?

http://www.filehippo...nload_ccleaner/
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Some settings only empty recycle bins older than 5, 7 or some other number of days.

Cheers, that sheds some light. :whistling:
I did run CCleaner after i noticed that disk space remained unchanged, it got rid of heaps of stuff as usual, but there was no mention of any of these files.
Could it be that the space is being kept allocated for similar files? I read something like this in a google search. If so, is there a way to undo this?!?
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