Windows 10: disk storage: freeing up space

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  1. PaulPChou Win User

    disk storage: freeing up space


    Microsoft:

    In the change how free up space automatically, I had 3.08 GB of space freed up. But it dropped down to 3.06 GB. I managed to free up space and it went up to 3.07 but now, it dropped down to 2.73 GB. What happened there? Is it a bug or is that normal or what is happening there?

    :)
     
    PaulPChou, Apr 11, 2019
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  2. last free disk space after defrag in windows 10had

    HI Joshua,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about free storage space after performing disk defragmentation and disk clean. Do not worry, we will help you with this issue.

    I would like to inform that the disk defragmentation might have taken up hard drive space if there are errors on the drive.

    Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to scan for the shadow storage created on your device as this might be consuming the free storage space.

    Follow:

    • Log-in as an administrator.
    • Press Windows + X keys from the keyboard, click on
      Command Prompt (Admin).

    • Accept the UAC (User Account Control) prompt.

    • Type vssadmin list shadowstorage into the command prompt

    • The results should tell you the amount of storage used and the maximum amount allotted.

    • Type vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=[your hard disk]: /On=[your hard disk]: /MaxSize=[how much space you want to allocate]

    • You should get a message saying successfully resized the shadow copy storage association, and you should have more free space on your hard drive.

    You may run a scan disk command to remove the bad sectors from the hard drive and then run disk cleanup and check if it works.

    Step 2: I suggest you to
    Run check disk (chkdsk)
    and check if it helps.

    Chkdsk: The
    Chkdsk (Check Disc) scan will try to identify and repair bad sectors found on the hard drive. Any data present on these sectors might be lost in the process. The computer can also go into a no boot state. Proceed at your own risk.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Press Windows + X keys on the keyboard, click Command Prompt (Admin).
    • In the Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

      chkdsk /f
    • You may be asked whether to schedule this volume to be checked next time when you restarts (Y/N).
    • Press Y key on the keyboard and press
      Enter key.
    • Restart the computer and check.

    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further assistance on this issue. We will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Apr 11, 2019
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  3. Noela Tum Win User
    Low Disk space and no storage

    Hi Katie,

    There are times when your Windows PC will let you know that it's low on disk space to prevent information loss. When your PC doesn't have enough disk space, it will affect the performance of your PC. Please answer these questions so we can isolate the cause
    of your concern:

    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • How much disk space is available at this time? Can you provide me a screenshot of the current disk space?
    • What is the current OS Build of your PC? Click the Start button, then type
      winver, and then press Enter to verify this information.

    You can also visit this
    article
    on how to free up more drive space to improve the performance of your computer.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Noela Tum, Apr 11, 2019
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    disk storage: freeing up space

    Conflicting information on my Storage Space...


    From disk management, it does report the same storage and used space as from explorer.
    May I ask did you try to create a storage pool or something ? if so, you should not mess with this.

    Is this disk an external disk connected via USB ? WD or Seagate branch ?

    I have the feeling that this disk is formatted with GPT type using 512K emulation so Windows get confused. To verify:


    1. Right click on Disk 6 ->Properties->Volumes. What does it show on partition styles ? GPT ?
    2. Download Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free, install then run. What does it show on disk 7 ? MBR ?

    If step 1 shows GPT and step 2 shows MBR then definitely the disk was formatted using 512K emulation. The reason they did this so that it would be recognized by WinXP or if you connect it to a TV.

    Windows Updates failed is another problem you have. First, it tried to updates from 1703 -> 1709 and failed so any subsequent updates to 1803 also failed.
     
    topgundcp, Apr 11, 2019
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