Weird issue regarding disk space

By MG8814
Mar 27, 2010
  1. Hi folks. I'm facing the weirdest issue I've ever encountered when it comes to computers; whenever I delete anything, I lose disk space. Yup, you read this right. I lose disk space instead of gaining it. I had a headache trying to figure this out. I deleted a 3 gigs folder and my free space went from 100 GB to 97 GB. Could a malware be a possible cause? I'll do a full scan to my system just in case, but any further help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    I should note that it's just a C drive issue, the D drive is fine.
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Have you checked the file system and/or partition itself?

    You can do so with TestDisk or Partition Wizard, these are excellent freeware disk tools. Regards
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Try emptying deleted files from recycle bin. Malware is a possibility, but I never heard of anything capable of doing this. The main thing that occurs to me is a problem with your HDD - corruption of the NTFS index. The kind of thing that can usually be cured by running chkdsk. There may be lost fragments.
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