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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 10:34:02 PM

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I just bought an addtional hard drive to store back-ups. Within a week the
200GB drive was full. I had been deleting the old backups. Today I noticed
when I deleted the backup files; I'm asked "are you sure, this file is too
big and will be permentantly deleted." I say yes, but the space that was
taked-up by the files is still unavailable. I perform disk cleanup and
defrag. The space is still not available. I totaled all the spaced used by
the current list of files. It comes to 94GB. The rest should be available.

I tried this exercise on another non-bootable disk by copying a large video
(4GB), then deleted it. The same result.

I'm using XP Pro SP2.
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Jim Fidler
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 1:52:03 AM

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Empty your "Norton" recycle bin as well as the Windows recycle bin to
reclaim your hard drive space.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Jim Fidler" <JimFidler@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B61495DB-382C-420F-AA78-8C1E4C86FEEE@microsoft.com...
>I just bought an addtional hard drive to store back-ups. Within a week the
> 200GB drive was full. I had been deleting the old backups. Today I
> noticed
> when I deleted the backup files; I'm asked "are you sure, this file is too
> big and will be permentantly deleted." I say yes, but the space that was
> taked-up by the files is still unavailable. I perform disk cleanup and
> defrag. The space is still not available. I totaled all the spaced used
> by
> the current list of files. It comes to 94GB. The rest should be
> available.
>
> I tried this exercise on another non-bootable disk by copying a large
> video
> (4GB), then deleted it. The same result.
>
> I'm using XP Pro SP2.
> --
> Jim Fidler
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 1:56:56 PM

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Check have you empty the Recycle Bin and the Recycle Bin Properies on space
reserved for that drive!

S.
!