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Disk drives occupies space even after disabling Paging

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    Disk drives occupies space even after disabling Paging


    I am using Windows 8.1. Recently, I tried to change the size of the paging file by setting "System Managed" option for all drives. Since it turned out to be too much more than the recommended value, I disabled the setting for all drives except the windows drive.

    The problem is that all the other drives are still showing the space as used which should have been freed up by disabling the paging sizes for them. I have also restarted the PC but it persists.

    I noticed this since one of the drives was totally empty but was showing some used space. I formatted this one to make it 100% free but I cant do this for the other drives as they have too much data.

    How can I free up this used space? Thanks.

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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Open Folder Options and set it to show hidden files and uncheck Hide Protected oprating system files then check if there is a pagefile.sys under each drive, just right click and delete it. You also want to check the $Recycle.Bin folder if it occupies any space in there.

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Disk drives occupies space even after disabling Paging
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