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Where did all my HDD space go?

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 22:32
by rawdesigns
So i got a 500 SSD and I just noticed I should have more space than it says. I have disk cleaned and defraged.
You can see when I go to Users file (just me btw) that 223GB's is being used
User file 223GB used
User file 223GB used
When I go into the folder there's only about 10GB's used as you can see by the file size of the other folders. (the ones hidden either don't show me the file size or they are only a couple MB's
Ryan folder only 9.72 GB
Ryan folder only 9.72 GB
Public 529MB
Public 529MB
dub_cm_auto 3.55 MB
dub_cm_auto 3.55 MB
There's clearly space missing! No idea where it's gone. please help!

Re: Where did all my HDD space go?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 01:39
by dirtyjohn_lv
Windows 10 hasn't been reporting proper folder sizes for me at all.

My user folder is 8GB, but My Documents is 7GB and the AppData folder is 3GB. Maybe that's a new "feature". The files inside My Document only add up to 6GB for me.

What does the General tab of the C drive say you have for space?

Re: Where did all my HDD space go?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:35
by He2neg
My guess :

System recovery points.

Re: Where did all my HDD space go?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:57
by t13swift
You should use a free tool called windirstat. It shows you what files are using up your space.

http://windirstat.info/

Re: Where did all my HDD space go?

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 01:55
by rawdesigns
t13swift wrote:You should use a free tool called windirstat. It shows you what files are using up your space.

http://windirstat.info/

wow this works great thank you! stupid Adobe had 2,000 + files in the Cache :x cleared up over 100GB

Re: Where did all my HDD space go?

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 07:23
by Basic
Its always a good idea to use an external HDD as a cache drive.