Windows 10: Finding the free space on a hard drive

Discus and support Finding the free space on a hard drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Is there any application that comes with Windows 10, that will show the hard-drive storage usage and free space? I do not mean an application that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by richard2277, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Finding the free space on a hard drive


    Is there any application that comes with Windows 10, that will show the hard-drive storage usage and free space?

    I do not mean an application that will show usage and free space for each partition (disk). Such data is rather inconvenient, when one wants to know how much is left on a complete hard drive. Thanks.

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    richard2277, Jul 27, 2016
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    "Other People" category taking up storage space

    First you need to find where the space is being used and Windows File Explorer is useless at doing that and always has been

    Click the link below to download a small free utility called TreeSize

    JAM Software - Windows Freeware

    That is the best software for finding what is taking up your hard drive space and it is free.

    Open the Software, let it scan your hard drive and you will immediately see where all your hard drive space is being used . . .
     
    DaveM121, Jul 27, 2016
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  3. MeSo2 Win User
    Backup did not complete successfully because a shadow copy could not be created. Free up disk space on the drive that you are backing up by deleting unnecessary files and then try again.

    This is the error I am getting trying to run a backup in Win 10 pro (1607):

    Backup did not complete successfully because a shadow copy could not be created. Free up disk space on the drive that you are backing up by deleting unnecessary files and then try again.

    The destination hard drive is an internal hard drive with over 2 time the amount of free hard drive space.

    In System I find the error: The server {...} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.
     
    MeSo2, Jul 27, 2016
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  4. Berton Win User

    Finding the free space on a hard drive

    Used space and usable space of an HDD will never be completely accurate as there will be 2 or more partitions created during a normal installation of Windows and 1 or more of those 'extra' partitions will be unusable or inaccessible, won't have a drive letter which is required to allow File Explorer to have access. Some of the 'extras' are created by the manufacturer of the computer and/or by Windows. There is the built-in Disk Management of Windows but there's other programs both paid and free available on the 'net that may do a better job for what you desire.
     
    Berton, Jul 27, 2016
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