Windows 10: Disk Properties is getting free space and used space wrong on my disk drives

Discus and support Disk Properties is getting free space and used space wrong on my disk drives in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a LOT of disk drives attached to my desktop under windows 10. I was surprised recently to get a message that there was not enough free space to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PatrickKeating261, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Disk Properties is getting free space and used space wrong on my disk drives


    I have a LOT of disk drives attached to my desktop under windows 10. I was surprised recently to get a message that there was not enough free space to hold all of the files and folders that I was trying to move. Free space in Explorer said 1.3 TB. Actual free space turned out to be something like 350 GB. I run properties on a folder in the root on a volume and get one number for free and used space. If I select all the folders in that internal folder and select properties I get different number.


    I'm running Windows 10 Home with all updates applied. I think this is new (the last 8 months or so) but I could be wrong.


    My immediate problem is that I bought a 32 TB server (WD) for my Blu-ray movies and filled it with astonishing speed. I was just trying to confirm or deny that I had less than 1 TB free on a device with 22 TB available under raid5 and I quickly discovered that I couldn't trust the numbers that Explorer is showing me. I also discovered that the problem effects internal drives as well as external ones (USB and Network).


    Is this a general problem with Windows 10 and very large drives? Nowadays, only my system drive is smaller than 4 TB.

    :)
     
    PatrickKeating261, Nov 18, 2018
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  2. AsRock Win User

    Lost disk space

    Open Control Panel and select c drive and right click it select properties thats the max and use space there.

    I'd recommend Treespace to know were ll your space is going great program. You sure you are using the whole disk space of the drive ?. Which you can find out under Disk Management.
     
    AsRock, Nov 18, 2018
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  3. My disk space is gone

    Hi John,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I do appreciate your efforts and time.

    Try to run theSystem Maintenance Troubleshooter.


    • Press Windows key + W and type
      Troubleshooting.

    • Select Troubleshooting.

    • Select view all on the top left corner.

    • Click System Maintenance,
      follow onscreen instructions.
    I suggest you to run Check Disk which performs an analysis of the disk. Refer to the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Click on Command prompt (Admin).
    • Type chkdsk /f and hit enter.
    For reference:

    Tips to free up drive space on your PC:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/free-up-disk-space

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Nov 18, 2018
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  4. Maria Fab Win User

    Disk Properties is getting free space and used space wrong on my disk drives

    Hard Disk Space getting Full

    Hello Prempeh,

    There are a lot of factors as to why the hard drive is getting full. To verify, may we know what is the make and model of your PC?

    Meanwhile, check the suggestions provided in these articles on how to free up some drive space on your PC. See
    Free up drive space in Windows 10 and
    Disk cleanup in Windows 10. Follow the steps provided.

    Kindly update us with the results. We'll be glad to help if you need further assistance.
     
    Maria Fab, Nov 18, 2018
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