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Does Shift+Delete really delete files?

By Reztles ·
I have a fax server running on Windows 2000. Files are archived in a normal Windows folder. When I use Windows Explorer and press [shift] + the delete button (X) the files disappear from Windows Explorer but free disk space does not increase on the computer. If I delete normally and send to Trash Bin then empty Trash, disk resources are increased. There are Hundreds of Thousands of files on the server, I tried to delete about 100,000 images. (Should have made a BIG dent). No more free disk space, but they are not anywhere on the drive that I can find. Any suggestions?

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by LMon In reply to Does Shift+Delete really ...

Shift+Delete skips putting the files in the Recycle Bin, permantly deletes from the disk, and should free disk space.

Do a search for one of the files that you deleted see if the system picks it up. It shouldn't unless there is another file on another directory with the same name.

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