On a Windows 2016 server, I deleted the contents of the recycle bin which I believed had around 100GB of data. The server has a 1.5TB drive with some parts being used for file shares and historic versions. However, after emptying the bin, I noticed that the amount of free space on the drive had increased by approximately 200GB, which was twice the amount I had expected.

I’m not sure if there’s a reasonable explanation for this, or if I’m just imagining things due to excessive caffeine consumption.

Askify Moderator Edited question April 26, 2023