Diskeeper Undelete created giant Recovery Bin

By techmaster ·
Recently we installed Diskeeper's Undelete 2009 on my son's Windows Vista

PC. After about 2 months we decided we didn't want Undelete on his system

anymore and uninstalled it (it took 3 separate operations, but we finally

got Undelete uninstalled and the Vista Recycle Bin back).

PROBLEM: Shortly after uninstalling Undelete we noticed that the hard drive

was almost completely full--only 5 GB free space out of a total of 280 GB.

This seemed very strange, so we ran a utility called DiskPie to find out what was consuming all the hard drive. To our surprise, DiskPie reported that 55% of the hard drive was consumed by a file/folder called "Recovery Bin." Recovery Bin was created by Undelete. Now here's a strange thing: DiskPie appears to be the only program that can "see" this giant Recovery Bin file/folder. It doesn't show up in Windows Vista explorer, even though we have view hidden files enabled.

What's going on? How do we delete Undelete's legacy Recovery Bin?

I've submitted several requests for help to Disk Keeper, but no response yet. That's why I'm posting here. Does Vista have some extra layer of invisibility for certain files?


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Thanks for the tips

by techmaster In reply to Actually, that is normal ...

We purchased Undelete because of an emergency (my 12-year-old son accidentally deleted his Documents folder). While Undelete did a laudible job restoring thousands of important files (well worth the $30), we could never quite get the hang of the interface. I'm not sure it ever installed properly in the first place.

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I have had no experience with Diskeeper Undelete

by seanferd In reply to Thanks for the tips

But the Diskeeper defrag app is pretty good. The one thing I don't like about it is that it will "defragment" large, contiguous files that have been on the disk forever, repeatedly. Sure, you can set exceptions, but why would it do this in the first place?

Software, I think, is designed just as much to break your mind as it is designed to perform a useful function for you. :0

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Of course, you could've prevented ALL these problems ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Diskeeper Undelete create ...

By your Son being given a LIMITED user account on his computer. :)

Any user who can accidentally delete the My Documents folder, shouldn't be let loose with a user account with admin privileges.

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My son's a hacker :-)

by techmaster In reply to Of course, you could've p ...

The Vista admin priviledges are a HUGE pain in the butt. Besides, what my son deleted was clearly labeled as a shortcut--he showed me. What I adminished him for was emptying his Recycle Bin before confirming that he hadn't deleted anything important. As an XP person, I pronouce Vista weird and VERY ANNOYING. :-)

My son's installed Ubuntu (along with Vista) and is now using that as much as he can.

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