Windows Server 2012 running MS Exchange. Server has been stable for years.
Space on C: was getting tight. I just went to manually clear 5 GB from the inetpub log file folder. Normally this is not an issue.
The files are removed from the folder but they did not move into the Recycle Bin. C: drive does not register that the files are deleted. Properties on inetpub folder show that the data is gone.
I ran Disk Cleanup. This freed up 400 MB. After this, I tested removing files from C: and they went to the Recycle Bin this time, and I was able to empty the bin, and that space was reclaimed on C:.
However, the original 5GB of logfiles have vanished, and the space is not reclaimed. Where did the files go? I need to reclaim this space on C: ASAP.