I have a fairly small IDE HDD (40GB) and was running with it nearly full to capacity, hence I deleted a lot of junk. However my free disk space does not seem to represent this. My swapfile is fixed and yet when, for example, I delete a 1.5GB folder I don't get an increase in disk space representative of that deletion. I defrag regularly and use Tuneup Utils 2004 do correct errors and yet still no dice! Does anyone know of any utils etc that can help me find all this disk space?? I'm running XP Pro and the recycle bin has been acting strange to say the least, not emptying correctly and so on. Any ideas!?!
thanks for that, the program's really cool and seemed to pick up a few problems (mostly due to Norton software not uninstalling properly) but it doesn't seem to fix the issue of my dodgy recycle bin which empties but doesn't! (if you can understand what I mean by that!) You click on 'Empty' it whirs a bit and then says complete and yet 'Empty the recycle bin' remains as an option. If you click it again it asks you if you're sure you want to delete 'x' number of items which it then doesn't do and the cycle continues. For example I deleted a 765MB file earlier and god knows where it's gone as it hasn't been added to my free disk space...puzzling...
Ok you said you had norton installed on the pc I had a problem with dissapearing disk space and it turned out to be down to the norton protected recycle bin. I was like you deleting files and the space was not turning up.
I just turned this function off in norton and the problem was no longer but you said you'd uninstalled norton hmmm
In the end to find where my files had gone I used the NTFS dos disk from click here and did a search for the files using a wild card eg *.doc to find all word docs *.vob for vob files from dvds.
Once you've found where the files I be interested to know where they are