Windows 10: some hidden files that takes up space on my hard drive?

Discus and support some hidden files that takes up space on my hard drive? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; i have a weird problem. i had 181 gb of free space on one of my partitions on a hard drive but now it says i only have 157 gb of free space. i have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Octopolus, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Octopolus Win User

    some hidden files that takes up space on my hard drive?


    i have a weird problem. i had 181 gb of free space on one of my partitions on a hard drive but now it says i only have 157 gb of free space. i have downloaded files from google drive and with my bittorrent-klient but those files i saved on another drive. i was thinking that maybe windows had created some temp-files to the files i downloaded but i cant find any on the partition im having this problem with.
    i have tested to restart my computer and i have the setting on that shows hidden files and folders in explorer.

    can anybody recognize this problem and help me to solve this?

    most thankful for all help

    :)
     
    Octopolus, Apr 27, 2019
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  2. Rose Cal Win User

    Hard Drive Space Missing

    Hi,

    It is possible that hard drive space was missing due to a corrupted file system. To better assist you, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • Have you tried deleting temporary files?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far aside from checked the hidden files?

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Rose Cal, Apr 27, 2019
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  3. No space on hard drive due to system reserved patition and installer files

    Hi Ruth,

    The issue may occur due to corrupted system files or memory full. In order for us to assist you, please answer the questions below:

    • What is the exact error message?
    • Can you please provide us a screenshot of your hard drive status.

    To isolate the issue, we suggest to check this article of Andre Da Costa:
    How to free up disk space in Windows
    . It contains troubleshooting steps and explanation pertaining to the issue.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, Apr 27, 2019
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  4. Argel Obm Win User

    some hidden files that takes up space on my hard drive?

    files from a system reserved drive

    Hi Malathi,

    We need to clarify some information first for us to better understand your file recovery concern. Please provide the answers to the questions below:

    • Have you accessed Disk Management to see if the hard drive of your old laptop has used space? This will help us verify if your files from your old laptop is still saved in the hard drive. To access Disk Management, follow these steps:
      • Right-click the Windows logo (Start button).
      • Choose Disk Management.
    • Have you checked if you can see the files inside the hard drive when enabling
      Hidden items? To see hidden items, follow these instructions:
      • Access File Explorer.
      • On upper-right part of File Explorer, click View.
      • Click the checkbox beside Hidden items.
    • Can you see the files inside the hard drive of your old laptop when connecting it on another computer?
     
    Argel Obm, Apr 27, 2019
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