Windows 10: New computer: Wrong directories and excessive disk space usage

Discus and support New computer: Wrong directories and excessive disk space usage in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I transferredmy files to a new computer, but during the process it changed the directorystructure on my new computer. I am notWindows fluent, so... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Virgil Reality, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. New computer: Wrong directories and excessive disk space usage


    I transferredmy files to a new computer, but during the process it changed the directorystructure on my new computer. I am notWindows fluent, so please excuse me if I describe something incorrectly.



    Old computer:



    Windows C:-> Users -> {my [COLOR=rgba42, 0, 170, 1]correct[/COLOR] user name} -> {my files}



    New computer:



    Desktop ->{my [COLOR=rgba42, 0, 170, 1]correct[/COLOR] user name} -> {my files}

    and:

    This PC ->Windows C: -> Users -> {[COLOR=rgba215, 57, 0, 1]wrong[/COLOR] user name} -> {my files}

    Both of the latter seem topoint to the same actual files perhaps linked pointers?.



    Also, the filetransfer created a new directory structure:

    This PC ->Windows C: -> Users -> {[COLOR=rgba215, 57, 0, 1]wrong[/COLOR] user name} -> OneDrive ->{subdirectories}



    I do not wishto use OneDrive; however, I have not yet deleted the OneDrive directories orprogram since I want to ensure I do not remove any items until I can be certainI may do so without losing my desired files.



    My concern is thatthe files on my old computer used approximately193 GB, but the same files on my new computer are using 549 GB and that“wasted” extra used space is problematic.



    Pleaseadvise me if the above confusion can be untangled without my doing something“drastic” I do not feel comfortable going into the registry.

    :)
     
    Virgil Reality, Apr 11, 2021
    #1

  2. Un-accounted for disk usage on new computer

    I performed a Windows update and the disk usage read out self-corrected.

    After the update, I have a Windows.old directory. Is it safe to remove this directory to free up 23GBs of space?

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
    twopoint71, Apr 11, 2021
    #2
  3. FatCake Win User
    Disk space usage bar in My Computer is missing (Only One Hard Drive)

    Hi,

    So recently i have installed a new SSD into my Desktop computer. All Hard Drives are working fine.

    However one SSD doesn't display the disk usage in "This Computer". I was wondering why and also how can i fix this please?

    I have attached a screen shot to show what i mean.
    New computer:  Wrong directories and excessive disk space usage [​IMG]


    I have already tried the following.
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/di...c-my-computer/

    Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated please.
     
    FatCake, Apr 11, 2021
    #3
  4. Edwin Win User

    New computer: Wrong directories and excessive disk space usage

    Disk space usage bar in My Computer is missing (Only One Hard Drive)

    Shorten the name of the drive.
     
    Edwin, Apr 11, 2021
    #4
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