If you're still fighting this battle...
Did you try Justin's suggestion several posts ago?
First, open an Administrator:Command Prompt by right-clicking on cmd.exe and
choosing Run as Administrator - and furnishing the Administrator password.
Once this window is open, any command or program started from here will "run
Then check out the Dir command, which dates back to MS-DOS days (and before)
when folders were Directories. A simple "Dir" will list the files in the
current directory, but we can add switches and parameters to make it do a
lot more. Enter "Dir /?" to see what I call a mini-Help file showing all
these options. This " /?" trick works for just about any command in the
Command Prompt window.
Dir /a shows ALL files in the folder, no matter what Attributes (Hidden,
System, etc.) may be set for them. Dir /s shows files in the current folder
and all its subfolders. So, dir /s/a shows ALL files and folders in the
tree starting here. Dir C:\ /s /a will start at the Root of C: and list
every file on the drive. If the file is there, this will show it. (You
might have time for a cup of coffee if it is a big drive with lots of
Use other switches to list files by size, ascending or descending, to locate
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
"Superdutt" <Superdutt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> i also checked the directory from the command prompt and it says there's
> nothing else there, but a the whole partition is full anyway, when
> there are many GB's of free space