Windows 10: Inconsistent size of "other" folder

Discus and support Inconsistent size of "other" folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Version 2004 Hi people, When I click on Storage>Other it reports that all the folders are taking up 7.03 GB of space, but the individual folders... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by templar, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. templar Win User

    Inconsistent size of "other" folder

    Version 2004

    Hi people,

    When I click on Storage>Other it reports that all the folders are taking up 7.03 GB of space, but the individual folders sizes should be just around 2 GB at most.

    I am wondering where this extra usage is coming from. Is Windows miscalculating?

    templar, Oct 1, 2020

  2. Inconsistent folder size reporting

    I'm getting inconsistent folder size info when checking properties. For example, one of many folders nested inside "Folder1" is 15GB yet when I check the properties of "Folder1" properties it is only ~3GB. This is bad news if you're trying to confirm
    a backup folder is the same size as an original folder. I'm using Windows 10 Home v1803.
    eschirmann, Oct 1, 2020
  3. Drone Win User
    Directory Size Utility

    First of all nice utility, Mindweaver!
    Second of all, it's so nice to see that this section ain't dead.

    I have a few questions/suggestions, maybe you'd want to see ...
    • maybe you rename Get Folder button caption to something more intuitive? Add Folder, Get Folder Size, Check Folder Size or something like that?
    • Could you add subfolder files to the right pane? (it can be a tickbox with include sub dirs)
    • maybe you also add export list to excel?
    • there's delete file button maybe you add delete folder button too?
    • and finally maybe you can add UP button for directories?
    Drone, Oct 1, 2020
  4. Amit_Sun Win User

    Inconsistent size of "other" folder

    Change in folder size after enabling Bitlocker


    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand you concern related to the size of the folder displayed. Try these steps to narrow down the issue:

    1. Disable bitlocker
      and then check the folder size.
    2. We would also suggest you to open the folder and select all files and see the size of the contents.

    Let us know if the size of the contents matches the folder size. If you see a difference, then the folder might be showing incorrect size.

    Kindly reply us with the requested information to assist you better.

    Awaiting for your response.

    Amit Sunar

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
    Amit_Sun, Oct 1, 2020

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