Windows 10: Free space on a hard drive has got corrupted, HELP

Discus and support Free space on a hard drive has got corrupted, HELP in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have 2 8Tb drives that I manually keep in sync. Recently, I have no idea when, the free space on them just got out of step. I've JUST re-synced them... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by louwin, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. louwin Win User

    Free space on a hard drive has got corrupted, HELP


    I have 2 8Tb drives that I manually keep in sync. Recently, I have no idea when, the free space on them just got out of step. I've JUST re-synced them but at this moment there is

    1,416,419,140k (& 70,438 files) free on one and 1,938,941,052k (and 70,435 files) on the other. The difference of 3 files does NOT account for the almost half a terabyte difference.

    I summed all the files and they are 5,808,282,200k on one and 5,778,681,337k on the other. The difference is because I have imaged my system (at different times) to each drive.

    The one on the left (R: 1.4Tb free) is the one that appears wrong.

    Two questions....

    1) Why/How did R: get corrupted?
    2) how do I fix the available "free space" on R: the incorrect drive.

    Sorry, a thumbnail with the same drive somehow got attached to this question and I can't delete it.... Sorry

    :)
     
    louwin, Mar 30, 2018
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  3. How to delete Windows Store unfinished downloads?

    I recently am downloading an app from the Windows Store that takes up about 12GB of size. However, after 0.2GB has passed, I decided to pause it and will resume later. To my surprise, after I resume it, it went back to 0.0GB, so I had no choice but to just
    restart the download. Then after a while, I then decided yet again to pause it because I need turn off my internet connection. Then after resuming it, it went back AGAIN to 0.0GB... I got fed up of this nonsense, so I just stopped the download and try again
    later... After a while, I checked my hard drive, and I was shocked to see many of my free space GONE. Then I just realized that I recently had several failed attempts of Windows Store downloads, so I tested if Windows Store is related to my disappearing hard
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    mario62746, Mar 30, 2018
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  4. spunk Win User

    Free space on a hard drive has got corrupted, HELP

    Press the Win Key+X and choose Disk Management. In the Disk Management window, in the lower pane, does the R: drive have a separate partition without a drive letter or Unallocated Space?
     
    spunk, Mar 30, 2018
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  5. Samuria Win User
    Are the clusters the same size on both disk as that could make a big difference
     
    Samuria, Mar 30, 2018
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  6. louwin Win User
    Both discs were bought at the same time and setup exactly the same. They ran forever identically but just differed recently. I'll try to paste a cropped Disk Management snapshot below?


    Free space on a hard drive has got corrupted, HELP [​IMG]


    I generally copy things to S: and once every couple of weeks sync R: to S:

    I had considered RAID mirroring the 2 discs but, because my PCIe SATA card was new I didn't have confidence with it's RAID routines.

    The discs have worked perfectly for about 19 months. I AM computer literate though not an expert. Have been programming for over 40 years *Smile

    As you see there is about 6Tb information so I can't just format the disc and re-copy everything back to it. This is a solution I maybe forced to adopt!? *Sad

    Thanks for your replies *Smile
     
    louwin, Apr 5, 2018
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