Vanishing SSD Space ... :\

Discus and support Vanishing SSD Space ... :\ in Windows 10 Support on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; What ? About a week ago I had 55 GB free. Now I only have 27. Why ? My downloads folder is clean. So is my trash folder. If I right-click everything... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Marron, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Marron Win User

    What ? About a week ago I had 55 GB free. Now I only have 27. Why ? My downloads folder is clean. So is my trash folder.
    If I right-click everything (including hidden files) in the C: drive, it says 62 GB. If I right-click the whole drive, it says 84 GB used. It doesn't make sense ! Take a look:
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    (left is everything inside, right is the drive itself)

    Any ideas on where could that space go, and how to get it back ? (not that I necessary need it atm, but I might need it in the future, and in any case, IT'S MY SPACE and I care for it !)

    PS: It's an Intel SSD I'm talking about.
    PS2: Sorry for the attitude. I'm working on it. *Biggrin

    Marron, Mar 22, 2015
  2. WHS
    whs Win User

    Run this command in an elevated command prompt and look for the Allocated number on C:\

    vssadmin list shadowstorage

    This will show you how much space is allocated for the shadows (restore points). Also check the Maximum. Some program (e.g. Avast) can set that to 50%.
  3. Dude Win User
    Try running cleanmgr.exe, paste that in run. Right click windows button, select run

    Edit, try the above post first
  4. adamf Win User

    Vanishing SSD Space ... :\

    Download TreeSize Free and run as administrator - it should help explain what is being used and where.

    In addition to restore points mentioned by whs you will also have your pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys files which will not show up in your total of files.
    adamf, Mar 22, 2015
  5. Marron Win User
    This doesn't seem to be the problem:
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Marron, Mar 22, 2015
  6. Marron Win User
    If I sum everything in the Disk Cleanup, it won't add up to more than 10 MB.
    Marron, Mar 22, 2015
  7. Dude Win User
    Did you try more options, then system restore

  8. Marron Win User

    Vanishing SSD Space ... :\

    There is no "More Options" ...
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Marron, Mar 22, 2015
  9. Dude Win User
    Try clicking where it shows clean up system files. It should run a minute, then show the ss I posted
  10. Marron Win User
    What the ...
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Is there any particular reason that those files are so large ? I didn't seem to need them just after I installed windows though.
    Can I get rid of them ? Or should I not ?
    Any purpose for them ? For one, at least a.t.m., I don't see any.

    (yeah... many questions)
    Marron, Mar 22, 2015
  11. Marron Win User
    Not sure if I should do it though ...
    Screenshot by Lightshot

    There are no programs I want to delete, and I dunno if I should delete restore points. It doesn't even tell me how much space it'll free.
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    Marron, Mar 22, 2015
  12. adamf Win User
    Restore points is System Volume Information in your Treesize screen print so you would save 1.3 GB. I wouldn't delete them as having a restore point is always useful. Make the maximum space 3% or something.

    Hiberfil.sys is for hibernation. I never use hibernation and always turn it off with powercfg -h off from elevated command prompt. That would save you 6.3GB

    Your pagefile is 16.7GB which is rather large. You could reduce the size of it to 400MB, reboot, set it to system managed, reboot again and see if it picks a smaller number. If you are running short of space you can reduce it to anything you feel like but don't make it less than 400MB or you will not get crash dumps.

    EDIT: my (system managed) page file is 2.1 GB and I have 8GB RAM, same as you. This is why your having one 8x the size seems large.

    Your picture attached:

    adamf, Mar 22, 2015
  13. Marron Win User

    Vanishing SSD Space ... :\

    I'll just leave it as is. 1.3 GB isn't that much.

    I use hibernate, so I'll leave it be. It's worth the space. Good to know though.

    Could you explain how to "reduce the size of it to 400MB" ? Then how to "set it to system managed" ?
    Thanks !
    Marron, Mar 22, 2015
  14. Dude Win User
  15. adamf Win User
    Quicker than me - couldn't find the link *Smile

    The problem with pagefile when it is system managed it is made bigger by windows OK but sometimes it never seems to shrink it again. Therefore resetting it and then putting it back to system managed would be interesting. Like I said mine (system managed) is 2.1GB which is more reasonable than 16GB (generally speaking). I have the same amount of RAM.
    adamf, Mar 22, 2015

Vanishing SSD Space ... :\


Vanishing SSD Space ... :\ - Similar Threads - Vanishing SSD Space

Forum Date

Edge weather vanished.

Edge weather vanished.: I have been away and turned off my computer, router and all. I now find having turned everything on again that when I open Edge the weather and sport that used to appear top right on home page has vanished. How can I get it back please? 109585
Browsers and Email May 7, 2018

updates vanished

updates vanished: Well this is a super weird one. I started to experiment with sleep mode by manually putting PC in sleep mode. I only did this if I was leaving the PC for more than 30 minutes and only started this yesterday around 3pm. All was well until I went to bed last night (it was...
Windows 10 Updates and Activation Oct 16, 2017

Update History Vanished.

Update History Vanished.: I have just downloaded the latest updates and re-started my computer but Update History in Settings informs me that "No Updates have been installed yet". So where has my long list of updates gone, any ideas please? I am still on version 1607. . 90887
Windows 10 Updates and Activation Aug 8, 2017

WiFi vanished

WiFi vanished: What happened to my WiFi? I am running Windows 10 15063.632 I have tried to update to 16299.15 twice with two different WiFi cards in my desktop and upon update WiFi is missing. Device shows in Device Manager with a triangle but no adapter in adapters folder and when I click...
Windows 10 Network and Sharing Oct 8, 2017

New Install, Tray apps vanished completely, need manual start on boot

New Install, Tray apps vanished completely, need manual start on boot: I wondered why my mouse profiles didnt work today and on closer inspection all my tray icons of programs which normally should autostart (not system icons, actual autostart programs) were completely missing from the tray. This includes my motherboard (realtek) sound panel,...
Windows 10 Support Oct 10, 2017

Disk Space Vanishes by Uninstalling files improperly

Disk Space Vanishes by Uninstalling files improperly: Hey guys, Recently I've uninstalled nvidia drivers from file repository through cmd commands. I deleted almost 15gb space worth of previous nvidia drivers but those space doesn't add up on drive. I run windirstat and it says 76.2gb space is used but when i check through...
Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance Mar 7, 2018

E:\Temp folder keeps vanishing after last update

E:\Temp folder keeps vanishing after last update: I have 3 physical drives in my PC. C and D are OS partitions on my SSD, E and F are seperate 4TB HDDs. I have a folder on the E drive named Temp that I use for just that, files that won't stay there after I do whatever it is I need to do to them. I've had this folder...
Windows 10 Support Sep 16, 2017
Vanishing SSD Space ... :\ solved