Windows 10: Missing disk space after resetting windows 10

Discus and support Missing disk space after resetting windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi all, I had 3 main partitioned drives before full resetting windows 10 (factory reset). After that, I have just C: now and its capacity is 170GB... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ParhamDada, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Missing disk space after resetting windows 10


    Hi all,


    I had 3 main partitioned drives before full resetting windows 10 (factory reset).


    After that, I have just C: now and its capacity is 170GB although my hard is 1 TB. I cannot shrink it more than 80GB!!!!

    Where did all that space go???????!!!!!!


    There is no unallocated space in diskmanagment as you can see:


    What Can I do now?


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    :)
     
    ParhamDada, Nov 17, 2019
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  2. keakar Win User

    help missing disk space

    ok guys thanks, I guess its my internet then and not the link, internets been buggy all weekend going in and out.


    it was windows recommended to be 12gb but I had it set to 8gb virtual memory set for all drives so I reset it to 2gb like you suggested but im missing 150gb so a handful of gb here and there isn't solving this thing but I do appreciate the help and it is doing good to fix these settings



    I think this was it.

    it was default set to use up to 50% of disk space so that was it. I reset it to only use 5% and now I have 465gb with 316 gb free which is more like it.
     
    keakar, Nov 17, 2019
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  3. cheesy999 Win User
    help missing disk space

    It's system restore points and indexing information
     
    cheesy999, Nov 17, 2019
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  4. keakar Win User

    Missing disk space after resetting windows 10

    help missing disk space

    ok I had my computer nice and cleaned up and thought I was done with this problem but next thing you know I see my free disk space is at bare minimum and the used disk space is full again when I didn't add anything to the computer except adding around 3gb of old 2005 games like original first version COD to it. now im back with 135 gb of disk space missing again.

    I have a 500gb ssd drive that shows 419gb available with 155gb free space left yet as you see by the list below I only have 135gb of stuff I put on the computer in data and software yet there is a huge 135gb of system volume that should not be there. this system volume file needs to go so where the hell did it come from and how do I get rid of it? windows is wanting to shut down some of windows features because my computer is running slow due to limited disk space.

    I ran the "treesize" utility and it says this:

    134.3gb system volume <<<<<<<<<<<<< this is the problem
    68.3gb users
    24.4gb program files x86
    20.9gb windows
    13.9gb (3 files) - (11.9gb hiberfile, 2.0gb pagefile, 4.0kb ststag.bin)
    2.7gb games
    1.5gb program files
    1.2gb programdata
    163.6 recovery
    16.8mb recycle bin

    I never had so much freakin trouble withwindows setting fire to any remaining unused disk space like this.

    and here is the strangest part, I had 158gb of free disk space so I ran disk cleanup and told it to cleanup system files and after it did that I only had 155gb free space so I LOST 3gb of space by cleaning up the system files!!!!!!!!!!!!

    also I rechecked system restore and it was still set at 5% so I turned it off completely and it made no difference in free disk space.

    why the hell is my computer doing this and how the hell do I destroy whatever is doing it, I mean nuke it forever so I don't end up back with this problem again?

    after everything we discussed earlier in the thread I did a fresh format and brand new install then made sure all the points we discussed were covered and I had 112gb used space on the disk with right at or just below 300gb free space left so I made a complete backup of the system and stored it on a secondary drive. I figured it would stay like that as long as I left everything alone which I did but its all gone now once again.

    so sure, I can just restore the computer with the system backup utility to go back to 112gb on the drive again like it was last week but in another week I am just going to have this very same issue again if I cant kill whatever is storing massive gb of data for no reason and using up all my drive space.

    I have a 500gb drive and nothing but a few excel and word documents on it and a handful of outdated games yet my computer has no disk space left for windows to even function properly
     
    keakar, Nov 17, 2019
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