Really Dumb question help?!?!

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fortyonejb

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okay so here is my stupid question, i'm running XP and i decided to delete a gig worth of MP3's off the drive. so its on my laptop and i had 2.25 gigs free before my delete, now after the delete i have 2.29, i want to know why my drive space wasnt restored, and how on earth i can get that gig of space back
 
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Kylie

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Try scandisk or disk doctor - but first, this may seem stupid but is the recycle bin empty ;)

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Qumahlin

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Empty your recycle bin :) they aren't really gone till you empty the bin heheh
 

Electronic Punk

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Yeah, that sounds about right, but I thought there was a limit to how much the recycle bin could hold...
 
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Kylie

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There is by default isnt it something like 20% of your HD?
I have no idea if there is a fixed upper limit mmm time to check just for curiosity sake.

;) ;)
 
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wired_lain15

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i noticed something weird:

when I tried to extract this .rar file, it turned out that there wasn't enough space for extraction. It was around 135MB, I had 335MB left on D: drive and during the extraction, i got a message that it couldn't continue b/c there wasn't enough space left on D: drive. Now I am down to 10.8MB of space.. I have no clue where that extraction went to..:confused: :confused:

It was odd, but my space didn't rise back up.. it's still at 10.8..:eek: :eek:
 

Electronic Punk

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it is prob still in your temp directory then.
check either \Windows\Temp
or Documents and settings\<Profile>\Local Settings\Temp

the local settings directory is hidden so you will have to show all files...
 
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Kylie

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I seriously think its time for some spring cleaning !!!!!!

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