Why do I not regain hard disk space after erasing files?

eraserftw

New Member
This has happened a few times when deleting files. They are usually 4gb or larger files and when i delete them using eraser, i don't regain the space. I was hoping to get some help or a solution to this problem. thanks in advance!
 

ghosty06

New Member
So I'm having the same issue. I've been reading the other postings and didn't realize we shouldn't just right click and erase unused space. So being the newbie I am, i went and did it and the program error-ed out. Lost a bunch of space and can't find this ERSFWD file. How do I recover? and what's the proper way for wiping unused space?

Thanks,
 

eraserftw

New Member
well in my case, i wasn't erasing unused space, but actual files. hoping for an answer soon....
 

Joel

Active Member
What file system are you using? What version of Windows?
 

eraserftw

New Member
i'm using the NTFS file system and running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 

Joel

Active Member
Can you go to Computer, Right click on C:, Properties, Tools, Check Now. Check Fix File System Errors and run. Reboot your computer -- see if the disk space is restored.
 

zesser42crl

New Member
I'm having the same exact problem. Except i'm using Windows Vista.
 

DavidHB

Active Member
zesser42crl said:
I'm having the same exact problem. Except I'm using Windows Vista.
The advice is the same. Did you try the fix?

David
 
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