Space used grows larger when deleting

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by buick_man, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. buick_man

    buick_man Guest

    Hello People,

    I have a New Toshiba Notebook A135 with Vista Premium (English, USA),
    It came with a 120GB HDD.
    I 'removed' all the junk game programs from Wild Tanget and when I did a
    'properties' on the "C" drive - it actually showed MORE space used than
    before I removed the pgms! Anybody have idea what gives???

    TNX a lot!

    buick_man, Mar 30, 2007
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  2. buick_man

    Michael Guest

    Did you clean out your wastbasket? If you 'deleted' as your subject line
    indicates the stuff would have gone there. If necessary the system would
    recover that space as the drive got low.

    Michael, Mar 30, 2007
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  3. Hi, Tom.

    As Michael said, when Vista deletes a file, it puts it into the Recycle Bin,
    just in case you deleted it by mistake and may need it back again. So it is
    still taking up disk space until you right-click the icon and click Empty
    Recycle Bin.

    If you are SURE you want to delete a file, you can hold down the Shift key
    while clicking Delete; this bypasses the Recycle Bin and deletes the file

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Mail in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, MVP, Mar 30, 2007
  4. buick_man

    buick_man Guest

    Michael & R.C.,

    Sorry for the confusion, the installed programs were "Removed" not deleted,
    using the Vista add/remove procedure.

    Please tell me why space free shrinks instead of grows!

    buick_man, Mar 31, 2007
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    Michael Guest


    The act of removal is included in the restore point. If you check your
    restore points available you will probably find a restore point that was
    made at the time of the program removal.This takes up considerable space
    and, until the space reserved for restore points is exhausted, disk
    available space will continue to drop. If Vista determines that space is
    getting low for the user, Vista will reclaim space from its areas for the
    user to use.
    Michael, Mar 31, 2007
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