Doesn't make any sense. You aren't improving anything by doing his vs.
deleting the files. In fact, you are actually using up *MORE* space.
This "empty file has to be taking up a couple of bytes. Multiply that by
hundreds and you are talking about real space.
While you are correct in that deleting a file doesn't delete the data
off the hard drive, it does update the hard drive directory to indicate
that the space is available. From the OS point of view, the space is empty.
Just delete the files. Defrag if you want to (it doesn't increase the
free space, though)...
Windows Server - Directory Services
On 4/21/2010 9:24 PM, elcastellano wrote:
> I'm trying to do just what I said in the title. But for some reason, my
> computer won't let me. I have a base empty file that I created to
> replace files I no longer need. Actually, I do that with all file
> types. I don't want a bunch of files that take up a whole bunch of
> space on my disk. And I also don't want a bunch of files taking up room
> after I delete them. Basically I want save one file as several hundred
> files but I don't want to have to do them one at a time as that would
> take too much time. I want to replace them all at once so I can use
> them again, seeing as I do a lot of work on my computer. So does anyone
> know how I can do this. Google’s a piece of crap, because I can't find
> the answer there.