Windows 10: Free space remains unchanged after 5 GB move

Discus and support Free space remains unchanged after 5 GB move in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I copied 5 GB of files from C:\Users\terry\OneDrive\Documents\MAGIX downloads, (SSD) to D (HD), then deleted the originals. But free space on C is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Terrypin, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Terrypin Win User

    Free space remains unchanged after 5 GB move


    I copied 5 GB of files from C:\Users\terry\OneDrive\Documents\MAGIX downloads, (SSD) to D (HD), then deleted the originals. But free space on C is still reported as unchanged. That's in various places, including running diskmgmt.msc.

    I'll probably move it back to test it again and check that I wasn't imagining the number initially shown. But meanwhile, could there be any other explanation please?

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    Edit:
    Moved 1 GB back and free space was correctly shown reduced. But on then deleting, with the figure unchanged as before, I noticed a small message in the window 'Working on it...' That was 5 minutes ago. What's to work on?


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    Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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    Terrypin, Feb 1, 2017
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  2. C free space remains unchanged after 5 GB move.

    Duh - thanks both! Forgot about the recycle bin.

    Any thoughts on that persistent message?

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
     
    terrypinVG, Feb 1, 2017
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  3. DaveM121 Win User
    C free space remains unchanged after 5 GB move.

    The "Working on it . . ." message is normally after you have performed some file management and Windows File Explorer is rebuilding the view (icon cache . . .etc.) and is nothing to worry about!
     
    DaveM121, Feb 1, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Free space remains unchanged after 5 GB move

    Did you SHIFT delete (permanent) or delete to the recycle bin? If lots of files were involved, the latter might explain what you're seeing.
     
    dalchina, Feb 1, 2017
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  5. Terrypin Win User
    Duh - thanks! Forgot about the recycle bin.
    Any thoughts on that persistent message?

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
     
    Terrypin, Feb 1, 2017
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  6. dalchina New Member
    If there are lots of files Windows does take time to process them, unfortunately. Just my observation. I've not tried making a comparison between a SSD and a HDD.
     
    dalchina, Apr 4, 2018
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