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HDD size does not change after file removal


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kizzletharizzle

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Hi,

I am running out of disk space on the C drive, so I copied all the $NtUninstall files and moved them to a remote drive. In total I moved 230MB of files. However, my HDD "free" space amount did not change by a single bit.

I wonder if those files are still stored somewhere where I can delete them from. I tried running CleanUp to get rid of those files, but the program did not find anything to delete.

Any suggestions ?

ps. I have a bunch of index.dat files from Google Desktop, but I need to keep those, so therefore I cannot run CleanUp to delete index files.
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Neil Jones

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Need to empty the Recycle Bin before the space is claimed back.
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Need to empty the Recycle Bin before the space is claimed back.


Nope, the Recycling Bin is already empty.
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If you copied them to another drive yes they will indeed still be there. To remove them to another drive you need to cut and paste them not copy and paste them. If they are safely on the other drive you can delete them from C: and then empty the recycle bin.
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If you copied them to another drive yes they will indeed still be there. To remove them to another drive you need to cut and paste them not copy and paste them. If they are safely on the other drive you can delete them from C: and then empty the recycle bin.


Ok, I clarify:
I cut and pasted the files on a remote drive. The size of the drive that files were removed from is still the same.
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How big is your harddrive?

Have you tried uninstalling any programs that you do not need to free up space?
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Yes,
I have uninstalled everyone that I could.
I even moved My Doc's to another drive.
This Drive is 9GB and all that's left on it is Program Files, Windows Files and Application Data .. pretty much.
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Wow! Only 9gb?

Do you download music?
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try CCleaner, it can help you to clean up your HD from temporary files
http://ccleaner.com/
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Wow! Only 9gb?

Do you download music?


Yea, but my DC++ is set up on the remote hard drive, and so are all the files that are being downloaded.
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there are quite a few things one can do to gain space in your harddrive but the problem will only return after you use the computer a while seeing that you are storing stuff too, suggest burning to cd or storing stuff elsewhere, but here is some ideas then.


Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

deleting the prefetch files
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: prefetch
- press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
- press: ctrl + a
(select all is the same)
- press: shift + del
(deletes without prompt)

disc clean up
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons:winkey + r
- paste: cleanmgr.exe
- choose drive(normally C: )
- press: enter
(this process can take a long time)

checkdisk
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter
( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the comp
(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be
lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

disc defragmenter
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: dfrg.msc
- press enter
(this process can take a long time)

deleting internet cookies, files and history
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- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history

disable unwanted startups
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runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- paste: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: start ups
- keep: the AV and firewall entriies enabled,
- disable: 100% unused or unneeded entries
- Unsure about the start up: http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
(IMPORTANT: enable all startups before running the Hijackthis program)
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