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Cannot delete phantom files after the disk error repairs


Clayf700

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#1
Alright, so I was in another OS, and decided to copy over some files. The problem is when I got into Windows it gave me disk errors. So I allowed Windows to repair them automatically, and everything was dandy. But the files that were transferred are nowhere to be seen on both Operating Systems, but the disk space is still being taken up (About 100GB) so how on earth do I get rid of this phantom space?
 

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CountMike

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#2
Look for a folder named "found.000", if necessary enable "hidden files and folders".
 

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Clayf700

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#3
Look for a folder named "found.000", if necessary enable "hidden files and folders".
Alright, is it okay just to delete the found.000 file? (I know that it's in the C: disk, but even with hidden files on, I seem to see it.)
EDIT: Alright, it is the found.000 file (158 whopping GB) in fact it goes from found.000-found.009 could I safely remove them and how?

Ima just make a new post on that.
 
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    Intel i7 - 4 Core 8 Thread 3.4 GHz
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    16GB RipJaw
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CountMike

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#4
There nothing salvageable the, kill the sucker.
 

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Clayf700

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#5
There nothing salvageable the, kill the sucker.
This is why it's a good thing to back up, people. The real files are fine, but how on earth do I kill found.000? (oh, and is it safe?)
 

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    CPU
    Intel i7 - 4 Core 8 Thread 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK
    Memory
    16GB RipJaw
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia ASUS GTX770
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    None
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    23.5"
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CountMike

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#6
There nothing salvageable the, kill the sucker.
This is why it's a good thing to back up, people. The real files are fine, but how on earth do I kill found.000? (oh, and is it safe?)
Kill = Delete Can do it from Disk Cleaner too. just write that in Search on Charms bar.
 

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    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
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Clayf700

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#7
Kill = Delete Can do it from Disk Cleaner too. just write that in Search on Charms bar.
I'm not seeing it, you mean disk cleanup?
 

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    CPU
    Intel i7 - 4 Core 8 Thread 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK
    Memory
    16GB RipJaw
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia ASUS GTX770
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23.5"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB (Windows 8.1 Pro)
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CountMike

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#8
Kill = Delete Can do it from Disk Cleaner too. just write that in Search on Charms bar.
I'm not seeing it, you mean disk cleanup?
In the Charms bar write just disk (and maybe a space after it), under it should be option "Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files" there you can chose what to clean.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Home made
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    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
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Clayf700

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#9
In the Charms bar write just disk (and maybe a space after it), under it should be option "Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files" there you can chose what to clean.
Okay, so I went through the cleanup with all options checked and the disk space is still there, but now the found.000 - found.009 (003 is missing) are visible, should I just send them to the recycle bin and empty it?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Mac OS X Mavericks (Hackintosh), Ubuntu 14.04
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom (Mostly Asus)
    CPU
    Intel i7 - 4 Core 8 Thread 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK
    Memory
    16GB RipJaw
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia ASUS GTX770
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23.5"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB (Windows 8.1 Pro)
    500GB (Mac OS X Mavericks Hackintosh)
    80GB (Ubuntu 14.04)
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    AVG 2014 Business Edition

CountMike

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#10
In the Charms bar write just disk (and maybe a space after it), under it should be option "Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files" there you can chose what to clean.
Okay, so I went through the cleanup with all options checked and the disk space is still there, but now the found.000 - found.009 (003 is missing) are visible, should I just send them to the recycle bin and empty it?
Yes, you can also hold Space while clicking on Delete so it does not go to the bin at all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD