Deleted Files and still have LOW Disk Space!

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  1. Cameron Seaman

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    I got a low disk space warning for my C Drive running Windows XP Pro today. It has a capacity of 45GB and when looking at the drive's properties, there was about 125 MB free.

    The first thing i did was cut and paste about 2.5 GB worth of files to my second hard drive. After that was done,I checked the properties of the C Drive to find out that there was still only about 125 MB free.

    I checked my Norton Recycle Bin and found that the 2.5GB files showed up there in case I wanted to restore them. So, I emptied the recyle bin. Still no affect on the C Drive's properties.

    Next I just Shift Deleted a single 1.5 GB file and a few smaller ones and that still had no affect on how much free space the computer said was on the C Drive.

    It seems to be running fine, but I dont know what would happen if I now tried to add anything to the C Drive. Also, Disk Cleanup seems to freeze everytime I try to run it.

    I am dumbfounded! Am I forgetting to do something here? Thanks for any help [​IMG]
     
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    Problem solved. [​IMG]

    While i thought i had emptied the Norton Protected Files, I had not. It fooled me when i opened Unerase Wizard; I thought it was empty when it was actually searching for the 300 some odd files it was protecting.

    Yay, just one of my many brain farts for the day. :wink:
     

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