Windows 10: External HD space not restored after deleting macrium image. Solved


  1. Posts : 338
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
       30 Sep 2017 #1

    External HD space not restored after deleting macrium image.


    I booted with macrium 7.1 rescue media usb stick. After verifying new image, deleted old image. As there is no recycle bin, I thought it is permenantly deleted. But when I booted, I found space not restored for deledted image.
    I made one more image again in normal laptop boot and deleted it. Then I emptied recycle bin. Even then only space was restored for newly created and deleted image, not for old deleted image.

    How to recover the space?
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  2.    30 Sep 2017 #2

    I am afraid this is not clear. Are you saying that when you deleted image on external drive space is not freed?

    Also, are you running Free version?
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  3. Posts : 338
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
    Thread Starter
       30 Sep 2017 #3

    cereberus said: View Post
    I am afraid this is not clear. Are you saying that when you deleted image on external drive space is not freed?

    Also, are you running Free version?
    Yes, for deleted image space is not freed.
    Today I downloaded free 7.1 refelect free for home. Installed and made rescue usb stick.
    After verifying latest image while booting with latest rescue disk, I deleted old image. As there is no recycle bin, I thought it will be fully deleted.
    But when I booted as normal laptop, I saw external HDD spacewas not freed. I made one more image in same location of external HDD and deleted it. However when I emptied recycle bin, it only emptied latest deletion. that much space for latest only freed.
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  4. Posts : 677
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       30 Sep 2017 #4

    Are you using the trial version of MR home or did you decline the offer & are using the free version?
    Version 7.1 home now has Macrium Image Guardian which prevents deleting images unless from inside MR, this feature is to prevent malware from removing images to prevent recovery.
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  5. Posts : 338
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
    Thread Starter
       30 Sep 2017 #5

    Bastet said: View Post
    Are you using the trial version of MR home or did you decline the offer & are using the free version?
    Version 7.1 home now has Macrium Image Guardian which prevents deleting images unless from inside MR, this feature is to prevent malware from removing images to prevent recovery.
    I am using macrium home 7.1 free.
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    As I saw Image Guardian needs to upgrade from free to paid version.
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  6.    01 Oct 2017 #6

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Yes, for deleted image space is not freed.
    Today I downloaded free 7.1 refelect free for home. Installed and made rescue usb stick.
    After verifying latest image while booting with latest rescue disk, I deleted old image. As there is no recycle bin, I thought it will be fully deleted.
    But when I booted as normal laptop, I saw external HDD spacewas not freed. I made one more image in same location of external HDD and deleted it. However when I emptied recycle bin, it only emptied latest deletion. that much space for latest only freed.
    Run Treesize on external drive and post image.
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  7.    01 Oct 2017 #7

    Bastet said: View Post
    Are you using the trial version of MR home or did you decline the offer & are using the free version?
    Version 7.1 home now has Macrium Image Guardian which prevents deleting images unless from inside MR, this feature is to prevent malware from removing images to prevent recovery.
    But OP has deleted file. MIG just does not allow you to delete it and you get an error.nessage albeit obscure.

    I have actually turned MIG off as I save backups offline, and regularly make/delete images, and frankly it just gets in my way.
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  8. Posts : 677
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       01 Oct 2017 #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    But OP has deleted file. MIG just does not allow you to delete it and you get an error.nessage albeit obscure.

    I have actually turned MIG off as I save backups offline, and regularly make/delete images, and frankly it just gets in my way.
    I was thinking the backup image wasn’t fully deleted. Also that the OP had begun using the trial of the full version when he/she downloaded the free version.
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  9. Posts : 338
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1803
    Thread Starter
       01 Oct 2017 #9

    cereberus said: View Post
    Run Treesize on external drive and post image.
    Thanks for the response. I have copied all folders from problematic external HDD to laptop and another external drive and formatted that drive. Hence I can not do it.

    Bastet said: View Post
    I was thinking the backup image wasn’t fully deleted. Also that the OP had begun using the trial of the full version when he/she downloaded the free version.
    As I have said and put the pic, I have installed and used only home free 7.1. I have not used trial version.
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  10.    01 Oct 2017 #10

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Thanks for the response. I have copied all folders from problematic external HDD to laptop and another external drive and formatted that drive. Hence I can not do it.
    Then mark this thread as closed as there is nothing else we can do.
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