So I created a veracrypt file hosted volume/container and had a hidden volume inside to try it out(totalling 1GB). After a day or two, I permanently deleted the container file (after dismounting it) but i lost the equivalent amount of space from C drive. Is there way to recover this and how to prevent this in a future use of veracrypt volumes?
You need to 1)open the folder in VC 2)move or delete the contents 3 Then, and only then, delete the dismounted Folder or File. I did this just yesterday. It worked fine. No loss of drive space. Hint: never reconfigure VC when you are in a hurry. Plan it all out and troubleshoot before you change anything in VC. Try it out by creating a small dummy crypt, then populate it with generic files. Close and re-mount the crypt. Now, delete the contents (remember generic files only). Now delete the folder from your menu panel. Finally, check your drive capacity. It should show the "plus-up" in size. Always test small, so you fail small and recoverable. Do your last step in any task or job first and you will be rewarded. Good luck. Mark Truecrypt user x ~5 yrs. Veracrypt user x~4-5 yrs).