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I just tried rstudio to see if i can recover anything and after a while i got a messgae that there is not enough space. Before i run R-studio i got 60GB free, and when i got the message i got like 24KB on my drive! I panicked and i restarted my computer now it seems i got 4GB free, but i cant locate where the rest of the files went.

*** happened? Why did my main drive fill up and i cant find any new files?

Use diskpart again. Just do the clean command, not clean all. You should have full capacity again.
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter (this will take a long time, about 2-3hrs for a 500GB-1TB drive)
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  7. Type assign, press Enter
  8. Type exit, press Enter

If you are still having issue post a screenshot of your SMART data. You may have bad sectors or something.
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No its OK, it must have been a bug. Now i get full size. I Run Piriformi Recuva on deep scan and found no file to recover. I am now on the second and final drive. This time I'm using ccleaner for the wipe so i can see how much time remains. Will run recuva again when finished and then hopefully sell the drives.

Thank you guys for helping me thumb.gif
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Doesn't really feel like he took our advice...

Recuva is okay......but something more robust like getdataback might be able to find stuff.
I still recommend a DOD or higher level wipe.
    
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Doesn't really feel like he took our advice...

Recuva is okay......but something more robust like getdataback might be able to find stuff.
I still recommend a DOD or higher level wipe.

Why do you say that? Obviously I couldn't try all the methods and software so i had to choose. I chose ccleaner and diskpart since they seemed to be the most accessible options for wiping. as for recovery, besides you naming "getdataback" right now, noone else recommended any alternative by name, just generally pointing me to trying to see if i can restore anything. Recuva is said to be a very good choice, so i tried that. And it found no traces so i guess i was safe.
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