Windows 10: My Documents Folder Grossly Understates Size & Files

Discus and support My Documents Folder Grossly Understates Size & Files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Why is the My Documents folder on Windows 10, suddenly reporting 50 GB and around 24,000 files, when actual size is about 950 GB, and 20 times that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Phil3, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Phil3 Win User

    My Documents Folder Grossly Understates Size & Files


    Why is the My Documents folder on Windows 10, suddenly reporting 50 GB and around 24,000 files, when actual size is about 950 GB, and 20 times that many files? I know it is that big. Trying to copy My Documents to a 500GB drive tells me there is 950 GB discovered and cannot move all the data to a 500B drive.

    Thanks.

    Phil

    :)
     
    Phil3, Jul 1, 2018
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  2. Riel Alc Win User

    documents files and folders

    Hi Paul,

    For better assistance, we'd like to ask the following:

    • What were the steps you've tried to reverse the alphabetization of files and folder name?
    • Can you provide us a sample screenshot of the issue?

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Riel Alc, Jul 1, 2018
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  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, Jul 1, 2018
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  4. Prabhavathi Patil Win User

    My Documents Folder Grossly Understates Size & Files

    Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Jul 1, 2018
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