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video files stored in explorer

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by rtrg, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. rtrg

    rtrg Regular member

    Oct 29, 2007
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    lately I have been recording videos using a screen recorder. they are then stored in the videos folder found in windows explorer. when I delete a file by right click/delete/ok, does this reclaim the space the file used? if not how do I reclaim that space and more by deleting as many files as I need to? does disk clean up tool do that? can I clean up my "c" drive of anything/everything I no longer need without losing the OS? advice please.
  2. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Deleting sends it to recycle bin only unless it's too large then it gets wiped & space is returned to free space.
    Portable version of ccleaner to clean system & also using ccenhancer with ccleaner will allow more options. Both allow deselecting what gets removed.

    Treesize free portable,multi commander portable or Q-Dir portable when run as admin can show you what folders have what size files & where

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