Windows 10: the 'other' folder in storage

Discus and support the 'other' folder in storage in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I suddenly found that folder "other" full (or nearly full) this impairs the storage of my computer, how do I delete all that volume (402GB in my case)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by McRhum, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. McRhum Win User

    the 'other' folder in storage


    I suddenly found that folder "other" full (or nearly full) this impairs the storage of my computer, how do I delete all that volume (402GB in my case) so I regain my computer use

    :)
     
    McRhum, Sep 11, 2019
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  2. John Sarc Win User

    Importing Storage Folders from WLM to Windows 10

    Hi,

    To resolve your concern, see the steps below:

    • Create the folders; then, go to one of your storage folders.
    • Select all; then, drag them to the online folder. (It will sync over to your Windows 10 app via the online email service).

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    John Sarc, Sep 11, 2019
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  3. Files folders and storage

    Hi Peter,

    We need more information to be bale to help you better with this issue. Are you facing any issues when saving the word documents or when composing any documents?

    If the issue is with saving documents, where are you trying to save them and what is the error message displayed?

    I would suggest you to check if the users folder is displayed as "read only'. Open File Explorer, click on the driver where windows is installed, and open the users folder. Right click on the users folder, and then check in the general tab, if it is shown
    as 'read only'. If yes, I would suggest you to try these steps and check if the issue persists:

    • Open the properties of the main user profile folder where the files are

      located (such as Documents, Pictures, etc).
    • Go to the Security tab and click Advanced.
    • Check the box at the bottom of this window. It is labeled "Replace all child

      object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" and then click

      Ok.
     
    Bennet Martin, Sep 11, 2019
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  4. enso Win User

    the 'other' folder in storage

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder


    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.


    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
     
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