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liphook27

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Im using windows xp and have an 80gig hard drive of which 40 gig was being used, i was converting an avi file into mpeg fromat using virtualdub and had selected full proces mode instead of direct stream copy.

the result of this is that the file was converted to mpeg format but was 40 gig in size, thus maxing out my hard drive.

I deleted the 40 gig file but the drive still registers as 80gig used.

i have deleted a few smaller unnessecary files and they have gained me 6gig, but i cant reclaim the 40gig which that avi took up.

Its as if my pc hasnt recognised that i deleted the file!

Does anyone have any suggestions please? :tazz:
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did you empty the recycle bin, yet?
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Yea the recycle bin has been emptied
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let's look for large files on the drive:
right click start>explore>search>all files and folders
more advanced options>What size is it?specify size
1000000 - for 1GB files or larger
look in: select the drive
and the root directory of the drive
left click search
does it find any 40GB files or any other 'new' large files?
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Thanks for the advice, i tried your suggestion but came up with nothing.

i tried defragmenting the drive and it found a file it could not fragment called - \recycler\nprotect\00054372.avi which was 40 gig in size.

i have tried locating the file and tried searching for the file name but cant find it, nprotect is the norton protected recycle bin, when my drive was maxed out i deleted the norton program to free up space, (expired anyway).

nprotect or recycler bring no results in search.

any suggestions?
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I don't know about the norton recycler.

You might retry the search with "Search hidden files and folders" selected.
And make sure the "Search subfolders" is checked.
enter 00054372.avi into "All or part of filename"

if it finds the file, right click on the file and try to delete it.

reminder: do the search from the root directory
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I have tried searching from root directory, and entered the name of the file, plus nprotec, but still there is no success

any more ideas? :tazz:
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try these from the command prompt:

del c:\recycler\nprotect\*.*

del \ c:\recycler\nprotect\*.*

del \?\c:\recycler\nprotect\*.*

found commands above at:
http://www.experts-e...Q_20991737.html
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GENIUS

Thanks a lot

The hard drive now has gone back to the former size.

many thanks...... O Great One :tazz:
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