So I uninstalled WoW to free up disk space. And then I noticed that no new disk space had been freed up.
So then I looked it up and tried all the steps in the Blue Post from this post:
Defragged, cleaned the disk, made sure the file was deleted in my system files, deleted it again in the recycle bin, restarted several times and yet the amount of available space never changed.
When I last saw the file, WoW Classic was taking up about 200gb of space… that is space I would really like to get back. And I don’t have much else I can delete on my tiny 500gb drive.
And steam won’t let me install a certain large game until I get the space needed. Any help or advice would be appreciated. And if I figure out what to do I’ll post it here. There are other games that I still play regularly that I could delete to make way for the new game but I don’t want to delete those when I should have 200gb+ of space from deleting WoW.
For reference my C Drive is an SSD
I would really like technical support to answer this but any help is appreciated.
Update: 1 month later and the disk space has never been reclaimed and the Blue response I got here …
…unfortunately didn’t help at all.
Furthermore I would like mention that this is not a Windows issue this is a Blizzard issue. This is an issue that is well within the realm of Blizzard Tech Support needing to solve as I am not the only person with this problem. As can be seen below. This is an issue that was CAUSED by World of Warcraft. An issue that other games do not cause on Windows.
Sorry for sorta remaking the post but I still feel this is important and wanted to make an update. I would like to solve this problem for others who may come across this. I had to buy a new storage drive just to get around this problem so I could play a new game. I can now reinstall WoW on my new drive but it seems like my lost disk space will just never be reclaimed. That is a bad look.