Posted on 2006-07-11
I have an external hard drive and when i delete files and folders from this drive the capacity doesnt seem to change.
Total Drive: 40GB
USED space: 25GB
Delete a folder with music files (3GB)
Space left after delete: 25GB
I have used DOS to look at the system files on this device and found two:
RECYCLER and STSYEM INFORMATION (may be: SYSTEM DRIVE INFORMATON)
I looked at these files and from what i can tell it is still holding the files i have deleted within the file itself.
sorry if this isnt making sence - i dont udnerstand it either
but it seems that when i delete something it is not deleting, but storing the deleted information in the hidden system file for that drive.