Someone’s not thinking …

Ever run low on disk space? Ever try to free up disk space by deleting so-called temporary files? (After all, they’ve been abandoned by their programmer, might as well put them out of their misery.)

A few weeks ago I ran into this situation on a Windows 2003 R2 Server. This is what it told me:
Not enough space to delete


In reality, I know that the filesystem has to be updated (written to) in order to delete a file. You have to mark the space that the file occupies as “available.” But really, did no one on the NTFS team consider saving a few kilobytes for emergencies?

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