Windows 10: After a file transfer, explorer shows wrong drive left size, but shows correct left...

Discus and support After a file transfer, explorer shows wrong drive left size, but shows correct left... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; This problem is being existed on Windows since Windows 7.I had 1 TB hard drive. I've copied 400gb of data from an external drive. But after copy,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PrinceCooper, May 11, 2021.

  1. After a file transfer, explorer shows wrong drive left size, but shows correct left...


    This problem is being existed on Windows since Windows 7.I had 1 TB hard drive. I've copied 400gb of data from an external drive. But after copy, explorer shows only 220 gb left... But when I restarted the system, then explorer started showing true capacity 531 GB.Plz resolve this issue.

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    PrinceCooper, May 11, 2021
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  2. wvbirdman Win User

    File Explorer shows wrong folder size

    I think the issue is solved. The problem of File Explorer Properties showing greatly reduced folder size was present in my Documents folder and my two most used folders under Documents. Looking at the TLPD results I noticed that along with the 17,000 results from the folders "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and "C:\Users\[me]\AppData", there were about 4 results from each of these two most used folders. I went to those files in the first folder and shortened the names to well below 255 characters. Then File Explorer Properties showed the correct folder size (that is to say the same size as Tree Size Free shows), but Documents folder size was still wrong. Then I went to the second of these two folders and carefully did the same fix. Now File Explorer Properties folder size is correct for this folder and is correct for Documents.

    Documents and both of these folders are present in my Quick access. Before this fix, I noticed that if I checked folder size in File Explorer, I got the wrong size whether I used the left pane under Quick access, or the right pane; but if I hovered over the folder in question in the right pane, the pop-up showed the correct size. I don't know if either of these are pertinent to the original problem.

    Strangely, the wrong folder size problem never appeared in the two folders for which TLPD returned 99% of it's results: "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and "C:\Users\[me]\AppData". File Explorer Properties and Tree Size Free always agreed.

    So I guess that if you want your File Explorer Properties to work correctly, you must run TLPD occasionally and rename any long file names under Documents; or carefully avoid long names.

    Any suggestions on how to avoid this problem or an easier fix would be appreciated.

    Thanks for everybody's help.
     
    wvbirdman, May 11, 2021
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  3. Win10 pro 1803 update shows wrong folder sizes

    Windows 10 pro 1803 update shows totally wrong folder sizes. same problem is reported by other users here. Same problem is posted here by other users too, as early as May 2018. I wonder what has been done about it by Microsoft.

    The problem is two fold

    1. If you select a folder directly from left pane of the file explorer by right clicking it, it shows totally wrong total size.

    2. If you left click the folder in the left pane to see listing of subfolders and files in it - in the right pane, and then select everything in the right pane by control +A and then right clicking it to see total size of all folders and filess, the folder
    that is just underneath the cursor is selected and shown at the top of the box that opens to show the total size. Here too it shows wrong size information. I wonder why windows selects name of the folder underneath the cursor to show at top of the box even
    when you select all folders.

    I hope Microsoft will take care of this on urgent basis and not sleep over it.

    I have been using Windows since windows 3.11. Every time there is a upgrade, some old problems disappear and totally new ones crop up in the most unexpected places.

    PLEASE HELP. thanks
     
    FeelFeline, May 11, 2021
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  4. wvbirdman Win User

    After a file transfer, explorer shows wrong drive left size, but shows correct left...

    File Explorer shows wrong folder size

    Recently I noticed that in File Explorer when I right click on a folder and click Properties, the folder size is sometimes shown much smaller than the correct size. For example, in File Explorer, Documents shows as 30 MB (repeat 30 MB), while in Tree Size Free the correct size of 24 GB (repeat 24 GB) shows. Within Documents I have about 75 sub-folders. The same issue occurs only in some of the folders at this level: apparently folders I frequently access have the same issue, while infrequently accessed folders show the correct size in File Explorer.

    ]Also, in File Explorer Properties, all folders (Documents, C:, D:, including all sub-folders) show a filled in box at Read-only; and I don't believe that was the case before, I certainly never set them as read only in the past. All files Properties, however, show a blank box at read only.

    Otherwise all folder and file operations seem to be working correctly; I can open, change name, and close all folders; and add, delete, or change all files within folders. So I guess all the folders indicated as Read-only are not actually Read-only.

    Perhaps this is a quirk I should just ignore; but I am concerned that this might indicate a bigger problem than is apparent, and it is awkward to have to open Tree Size every time I want to check a folder's size. If there is a relatively easy fix I would do it.

    Thinking back to recent things I have done that could possibly have caused this: I have done a system image of C: drive onto the D: drive, then realized I should instead turn on Windows automatic backup to do the same thing and did so, then downloaded Macrium Reflect to put a C: drive system image onto a CD. Apparently both system images also created restore points.

    Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
     
    wvbirdman, May 11, 2021
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