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Like most people (I think) I keep all of my files in separate partitions so that I don't lose anything if I have to reformat my Windows partition. I have separate ones for Games, Media, and Apps/General Storage.


Well today I was using a program called SpaceSniffer and I made a shocking discovery: new Windows installs won't detect the old installs Recycle Bin. I already knew that when you "delete" files in Windows all it does is send them to the $RECYCLE.BIN folder on the same partition, but I never made the connection between reformatting Windows and those files still sitting there. Well, sitting there they were:


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8GB in my games partition, 7GB in my media partition.


I couldn't get Explorer to show the files, even with show hidden files and show system files enabled. I had to delete them through SpaceSniffer.
    
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Core i5 4670k ASUS Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB Kingston Hyper-X 
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Samsung 830 OCZ Vertex 3 WD6401AALS WD5000AAKS 
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Noctua NH-D14 elementary OS Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM LG W2442PA-BF 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair HX750W Corsair Graphite 600T Logitech G700 
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