Deleted Game Files But They Are Still on the Drive

Bill Ferguson February 22, 2010
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My recovery drive on my laptop keeps telling me that it is low on disk space and to remove files that are not necessary. I have tried to delete the game files (don’t use them) and they are still on the drive after it has gone thru the delete process.

How do I delete them permanently?

  1. gkdoda
    February 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    1. I hope you've chosen uninstall options under windows control panel "Add Remove Programs" instead of manually deleting your Games folder.

    2. Empty recycle bin

    3. Try ccleaner. It will delete lots of files which was not deleted by windows uninstall program as well as many un-removed registry entries. That will make your system faster also. More details are at

  2. Jack Cola
    February 23, 2010 at 12:40 am

    First of all, you are not meant to store any files on your Recover Drive as the sole purpose for the drive is to assist in the recovery purpose. When deleting files off that drive, make sure you don't delete anything that you didn't put on yourself, otherwise you may not be able to preform a format or a factory reset and this may void your warranty if you can't do that.

    If you don't want to delete the games, you may want to turn off the low disk warning.

    To do this, follow the steps on this website:

    I hope this helps

  3. Tina
    February 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    What is your operating system?
    Do you still see the files and can you still open them?
    Did you empty the recycle bin after deleting the files?