Accidently pointed directory at deleted folder. C: drive filled up but can't find the data to delete


#1

Windows 7 pro 64bit.

Got myself into a bit of a pickle…

I was using beets on my flac library, on an external dive. I did a test import of a few albums to see what it would look like, into a folder called flac_test. Looked good so I shift+delete (bypasses recycle bin) flac_test and move onto the real deal. But I forget to change the directory in the config.yaml so it still says H:\flac_test. Beets cancels midway saying drive full. “How is that possible, there’s nearly a TB left on that drive?!”

Now my c: drive is completely full and I can’t find all the .flac filling it up. Any ideas?

Does this even make any sense?

Thanks for any tips


#2

Foolish me, the command prompt told me where it was. It was moved to C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\music.


#3

So what was actually going on, in case anyone comes across this in the future, was this. I was remotely connecting into cmd.exe on my pc from my tablet (running windows 10) using psexec.exe. This is so that I could go around the house and type a, u, s, etc on the tablet without needing to sit by the computer. I think this may be the cause of files going to system32 although I’m not sure why. Trying to figure it out now but need a computer break for a few days at least.