HDD Shows Incorrect Storeage

Discussion in 'hardware' started by DVD+R, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    The issue I have is After deleting some files, my HDD shows more space occupied than the folder in question holds e.g I had 36.8GB in the said folder on my internal D:/drive, and deleted quite alot of files, the actual folder shows correctly as 31.4GB, but used capacity on the HDD itself shows 36.8GB, how do I reclaim this extra space:doubt:
     
  2. zapjb

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    Try a reboot.
     
  3. LenC

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    Just checking - the deleted files aren't in your recycle bin, are they?
     
  4. roger_m

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    It may be a disk error, try running chkdsk on D:

    Go Start -> Run, type cmd then press enter
    At the command window type: chkdsk d:/f then press enter to run chkdsk.

    If D: drive is in use, it will schedule the scan to run when you reboot your computer.
     
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