Windows 10: How to accelerate deleting of files / folder?

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  1.    01 Apr 2016 #21

    NTFS
    512 bytes/sector
    4096 bytes/cluster
    Even one byte over that will take another sector's space so in theory a 513 bytes file will use up 1024 bytes of space on disk. There's more to it of course, like space in MFT etc. so you may end up wasting a lot.
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    Windows 10 Version 6.2 (Build 9200) Home, 64bit
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       01 Apr 2016 #22

    So very small files obviously can use more space than slightly bigger files than those very small files, very strange.

    No, no, actually I should not waste such space because I now have deleted these files. But now, after having deleted all of these files the recycle bin is shown (almost) empty:


    But when I press SHIFT+DEL (the recycle bin on the screenshot being marked) the deletion is shown to be prepared and at the end there will be shown over 1 million files:




    What is wrong?

    A another program shows the recycle bin empty and not containing about 256 GB of data:

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  3.    01 Apr 2016 #23

    After deleting all files try using this program: Download UnCleaner - MajorGeeks it's amazing how much more of space it can release.
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    Windows 10 Version 6.2 (Build 9200) Home, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       01 Apr 2016 #24

    Alright, thank you very much. There does not appear to be a portable version of it.
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  5.    01 Apr 2016 #25

    Bingus said: View Post
    Alright, thank you very much. There does not appear to be a portable version of it.
    I use it every other day or after uninstalling programs (with Revo Uninstaller) or deleting lot's of files. It also cleans up a lot after doing disk cleanup for upgrade and setup file.
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    Windows 10 Version 6.2 (Build 9200) Home, 64bit
    Thread Starter
       01 Apr 2016 #26

    OK, good to know, never heard of it
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