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    install sequoia view and see what is taking up the space.
    secondly clear your restore points.
    do you dual boot with Win98? does Win98 shows the correct HD free space?
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    What is Sequoia View and how do I get it?
    How do I clear my restore points?

    The situation to describe it better is I've got a 180 GB IBM HD partitioned into 3 drives F: G: H: each one is 60 GB or 58 GBs to be exact. I've filled up one of the paritions in the HD till it has only 1.5 GB left. I highlighted a file folder which had about 5 GB of files in it and pressed shift + delete. The files are gone from my HD as they are no longer visible in Windows explorer but when I check on how much disk space I have free rather than saying I have 6.5 GB free it still says only 1.5 GB free. What am I missing or doing wrong? Are their settings in Windows XP which keep deleted files? I emptied my Norton Recycled Bin (including the protected files) just to be safe and Norton also says when I do a system check I still only have 1.5 GB free. I've had this happen before but after a few days the space becomes free which leads me to think they are somehow not cleared until a set period of time. The problem is I don't know how to change my settings to fix this. Can anybody help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlcanuck
    What is Sequoia View and how do I get it?
    Well if ya go to www.google.com and then either cut and paste or type SequoiaView ya'll wind up with this which will give ya plenty of links that not only explain it but where to get it from as well. :devil win

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    Ok I got Sequoia and the program is AMAZING! Thank you for recommending such a very cool and useful tool!

    What it did show was there was a large amount of files that were still being protected by Norton but when I went into delete or empty the protected files it said it didn't happen.

    I then went onto the Norton support website and found out the reason why it did not delete the files when I asked it to purge all my deleted files was because I did not enable some of the drives protected by Norton's system. I then had to re-enable all the drives press ok to re-enable them and then select purge to delete them all - WHICH IT DID FINALLY WORK!

    I would not have known this problem if I could not see definitively Norton was protecting my files which Sequoia clearly pointed out.

    THANKS AGAIN AND I HOPE THIS HELPS OTHERS! Get Sequoia, its free!

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