Windows 10: 20 gigs of space hidden

Discus and support 20 gigs of space hidden in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I went to my C drive and I selected everything and all of it adds up to about 62 gigs, but there's 85 gigs of used space on the hard drive. Trying to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Nifty52, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:57 PM.

  1. 20 gigs of space hidden


    I went to my C drive and I selected everything and all of it adds up to about 62 gigs, but there's 85 gigs of used space on the hard drive. Trying to free up some space so where the heck are the 20 gigs that aren't even being shown on the hard drive?

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  2. Lost 15 gig disk space after using system restore

    Thanks for the suggestions. Well I have given the machine loads of idle time. Then I ran disk clean up. Finally I started the maintenance manually and let that complete. I only got back a couple of gigs. I think doing the system restore has swallowed the data somewhere (and now it’s probably orphaned). Thing is it only reports a usage of a few hundred megabytes when I look at its configure option. Many months ago I used it for some other problem and while it fixed it I think I lost a few gigs as a result and now yesterdays shenanigans shaved off a few more.

    I looked at wiztree but when I went to download it reported an unsafe download and blocked it. So I’ll give that a swerve. The pastebin link looks interesting but I don’t really know what I’m looking at or what I’m supposed to do.

    I was looking at the folders and apps list and trying to roughly tot up what’s been used in reality compared to what windows reports. Seems I’ve used about 35-40 gigs whilst windows says I’ve used 56. So 15-20 gigs are lost / unaccountable

    i have got fast start switched on but I’m not sure if that is taking any space up as I cannot find/see hiberfil.sys on the c: drive even when ensuring the option to view hidden files is checked and as I only have 8 gigs ram I guess that would only of accounted for 5-6 gigs anyway

    thanks, Wayne
     
  3. Rab Devil Win User
    Is 20 Gigs normal to get from the first day?

    I have about 7 gigs of space remaining:

    this is the problem : new drive - probably should be using 4-5 gigs but not 20 !

    The question was not how much do I have for space but

    why does a brand new windows on a days old pc use this much space and leave so little?

    I think the trouble is out of my hands altogether.

    There has always been trouble on my pcs and I was just called today

    informing me that I am indeed hacked and they want me to think

    that the real powers will cut off the credit card. typical scam isn't it?
     
  4. TallTomD Win User

    20 gigs of space hidden

    Gigs

    Maybe I was a bit harsh. But the local gigs listing was the most useful and unique part of the app. It was the only thing that I found useful in the app. It was the one feature that I bragged about and showed to my friends. It was amazing that I could
    bring up a list of all the bands playing within a 20 mile radius and choose our destination for live music. Now I need to use a search term which drastically limits the results. It was much better when it just showed me all the local gigs. It has lost a
    tremendous amount of usefulness to me.
     
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