Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Deleting files


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 ac98521

ac98521

  • Members
  • 53 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:12 PM

Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:00 AM

Hi. I've noticed that after deleting my files and emptying recycle bin, my computer, instead of showing larger size of free space, showed that I have smaller size of free space.

 

Can anyone help? I am using Ultimate Vista. The deleted file is a move.

 

Anyway thanks to the answers



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,554 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:02:12 PM

Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

First...a moved file is different than a deleted file.  Moving files does not change total partition/drive space...unless you move it to another partition/drive.

 

A deleted file...if you employ the Recycle Bin...may not necessarily provide any change in space used.  I don't use the Recycle Bin, so I don't know for sure.  I do know that use of the Recycle Bin results in files continuing to be on the hard drive, just in a different folder...in case the owner/user determines that he/she wants that file back where it was.

 

Generally, such files remain in the Recycle Bin until it is emptied by the user/owner.

 

If a user has employed the Recycle Bin option to delete without sending files into the Recycle Bin...that file is gone upon deletion.

 

Louis



#3 ac98521

ac98521
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 53 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:12 PM

Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

so you mean to tell me that my recycle bin or computer is broken? :(



#4 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,554 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:02:12 PM

Posted 27 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

I didn't say anything like that.

 

I just explained how it all works normally.

 

Louis






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users