Regarding the topic that is being asked for most often. Use the following approaches:
- Run a file system check on the file system (read: drive/partition) in question. E.g.
chkdsk /f X:. You’ll have to have admin privileges and if this is the system partition you will have to reboot.
- Check whether you have System Restore Points (SRPs) enabled. If so, check whether the size reported for
is below or equal to the amount you allowed for SRPs. If it is bigger and you skipped step 1, go back and perform step 1!
- If you have any special software installed that manages its own recycle bin or allows to restore old states of the system this software could use the same facility as the SRPs. Therefore the data may just be hidden/inaccessible to WDS. Nothing to worry if the previous steps didn’t give a reson to worry.
PS: I am about to create a Wiki where users can maintain a FAQ and so on (and possibly translate the help).