Windows 10: What happened to my free disk space ?

Discus and support What happened to my free disk space ? in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Among other problems, last update brought my attention on my root disk space. I have a 447GB SSD partitioned in two, OS(C:) partition of 96.5GB and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by gasis, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. gasis Win User

    What happened to my free disk space ?


    Among other problems, last update brought my attention on my root disk space.


    I have a 447GB SSD partitioned in two, OS(CWhat happened to my free disk space ? :) partition of 96.5GB and data(EWhat happened to my free disk space ? :) of 349GB


    As the screenshot shows, I currently have 15GB of free space on the C: disk.


    Though, I only find the content on it weighs 46.2GB, so I investigate Storage settings which announces me 16GB of temp files, that only amount to 669MB once you click on it...


    That's still 96.5-(46.2+16)= 34.3GB of free space I should be left with ; 19.3GB away from reality.


    Where is this space gone ? If I don't clean some 10 gigs everyday the drive ends up red full... What happened to my free disk space ? 55aed539-d707-422e-bb35-9d07096c05f5?upload=true.png What happened to my free disk space ? 2cf22a4b-1453-4e9a-bca3-549c7f814a15?upload=true.png

    :)
     
    gasis, Sep 11, 2019
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  2. Joan Pin Win User

    disk space reduced after media creation tool

    Hi Sarah,

    One of the possible reasons why your disk space was reduced is due to an unallocated disk space on your partitions. For us to isolate your concern, we suggest that you check your device's partition. To do this, follow the steps provided below:

    • Type Computer Management on Ask me anything and press
      Enter.
    • Select Storage and click on Disk Management.
    • Send us a screenshot.
    We look forward to your response.
     
    Joan Pin, Sep 11, 2019
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  3. My disk space is gone

    Hi John,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I do appreciate your efforts and time.

    Try to run theSystem Maintenance Troubleshooter.


    • Press Windows key + W and type
      Troubleshooting.

    • Select Troubleshooting.

    • Select view all on the top left corner.

    • Click System Maintenance,
      follow onscreen instructions.
    I suggest you to run Check Disk which performs an analysis of the disk. Refer to the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Click on Command prompt (Admin).
    • Type chkdsk /f and hit enter.
    For reference:

    Tips to free up drive space on your PC:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/free-up-disk-space

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Sep 11, 2019
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  4. What happened to my free disk space ?

    hard disk space

    Hello,

    Taking into consideration that the free space is shrinking fast, it is possible that your system is creating restore points. To
    delete restore points except for the recent one, simply follow the steps below:

    • From the Cortana search box, type Disk Cleanup and click on the first result.
    • Once the Disk Cleanup window appears, select the
      More Options
      tab.
    • Under the System Restore and Shadow Copies column, click on the
      Clean up... button.

    Once done with the steps, see if your disk space has expanded.

    If you have further questions, please let us know.
     
    Jefferson Ore, Sep 11, 2019
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