Windows 10: SSD losing space

Discus and support SSD losing space in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; My SSD 120 GB which I use mainly for windows and little amount of apps is getting full itself. Amount of used memory is moving all the time in about 2... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/joachii, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. SSD losing space

    My SSD 120 GB which I use mainly for windows and little amount of apps is getting full itself. Amount of used memory is moving all the time in about 2 gigs up and down (idk if it's right) but last days it's in big numbers. For example today it jumped from 36 gigs of free space to 20 I wasn't installing anything and ccleaner cleaned just some MBs. Also windows in settings shows that applications in C are taking 15 gigs but that ain't true because when I click on it it shows preinstalled apps which take Max 600MB. Avast doest show any virus and system restore is turned off. Do you know what could be wrong with it? Thanks in advance

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    /u/joachii, Oct 11, 2020

  2. C: drive progressively loses space

    Hi Piglet. Welcome to the TenForums @Piglet

    I would suggest that you install a tool like Everything from Voidtools.

    Downloads - voidtools

    With this tool you should be able to sort by size and at least identify the file names of the offending space stealers. You can also sort by date modified and you should be able to see these new files being creating.

    Once you have some file names then members may have a better idea of what the next steps are.
    Caledon Ken, Oct 11, 2020
  3. Anne Ros Win User
    SSD storage keeps filling up on its own

    Hi Ash,

    There's a possibility that the files are just hidden. As an initial troubleshooting, we suggest following the steps below on how to display hidden files that's eating space of your SSD:

    • On the Search bar, type folder, and then select
      Show hidden files and folders from the search results.
    • Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives,
      and then select OK.

    Keep us in the loop with the result.
    Anne Ros, Oct 11, 2020
  4. Piglet Win User

    SSD losing space

    C: drive progressively loses space


    My C: drive is progressively losing space the longer my computer is on. I am currently experiencing the worst example of it so far, which has prompted me to post this support request.

    • Three hours ago, I turned my computer on. C: had 32GB of free space.
    • Thirty minutes ago, I received a 'low disk space' warning. C: had been reduced to 0 bytes.
    • I moved 3.6GB of personal files to an external drive. After checking in 'This PC', however, C: showed just 2.2GB of free space.
    • At the time of writing, C: now has 1.3GB of space remaining. This will occasionally drop in increments of 50MB to 100MB. It will also sometimes stabilise for a short time before continuing to drop again.
    The only programs I have used in the past three hours are Chrome, Firefox, Foxtel Go (a streaming application), and Media Player Classic. It does not seem to matter which applications I use - if I use any applications at all - for the space to continue disappearing. Malwarebytes has not discovered any threats, either, and nothing appears to be abnormal in Task Manager.

    How can I figure out what is going on? Can anyone help, or suggest anything? This is incredibly frustrating and inconveniencing as you can imagine.

    Thank you in advance.

    Computer: Toshiba Satellite
    Processor: Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz
    System type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
    Piglet, Oct 11, 2020

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