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Hello,

I've been seeing some disparity in disk space between pairs of mirrored discs.  After using FolderSize, I was able to see hundreds of GB of files in one of the mirrored disks, but not in it's twin.  I was able to delete them using this tool, however I couldn't see the files from Windows.  I had unchecked hide system files, etc. and used the disk cleanup tool to empty the recycle bin, but it did not affect these files, which appeared to be in folders that were recovered after a disk crash and which I did not delete.

Can anyone explain what happened?

Thanks,

Peter
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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I was able to delete them using this tool  What is this tool?
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by:Peter044
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Sorry.  FolderSize - http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
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by:nobus
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>>  folders that were recovered after a disk crash  <<   that disk was replaced yes?  and copied to a new one?
explaining what you did can help here
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by:Peter044
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I really didn't do anything.  I had a disk crash and many of the files in the folder I discovered were files that appeared to have been lost in the disk crash.  As the disk crash happened a few months ago, I'm only guessing.  The disk in question was mirrored to the one that crashed, so how they got in the recycle bin, I don't know.  The only reason I say they were recovered is because the folder in the Recycle bin that I found them in had a very long, alphanumeric name that looked like it had been generated by the OS and I recognized some of the files as being from that disk, but I'm not sure that they all were and I'm not sure which ones were lost and which ones were not.

Sorry, I can't be more help, but the main question is how the disk cleanup tool can not see files and folders in the Recycle bin?

Peter
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by:nobus
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it can be bad files (caused by the crash) and foldersize can see it, windows not - maybe because they use a different approach for reading them
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David L. Hansen earned 2000 total points
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That utility scans your drive (as opposed to just trusting windows to tell it which files exist).  Therefore, it may be finding files (corrupt, deleted, etc.) that windows is not tracking.
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