Windows 10: Where has my hard drive space gone?

Discus and support Where has my hard drive space gone? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My primary C drive has 222gb of space in total available according to windows just as it should do, after viewing hidden files the total contents of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by silverz, May 9, 2020.

  1. silverz Win User

    Where has my hard drive space gone?


    My primary C drive has 222gb of space in total available according to windows just as it should do, after viewing hidden files the total contents of the drive are about 26gb including windows and basic software installed after I did a fresh install of windows however the drive is only showing 24gb of free space.

    Where is the rest of the space?


    Where has my hard drive space gone? [​IMG]


    Win 10 pro

    :)
     
    silverz, May 9, 2020
    #1
  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, May 9, 2020
    #2
  3. Windows is taking up too much hard drive space.

    Hi Trisha,

    Windows might have been accumulated large drive space due to installed apps, temporary files, or etc. For us to identify which item mostly accumulates your drive space, we suggest that you check it here:

    • Click on Start.
    • Type Storage, and then press Enter.
    • Under Local Storage, click on This
      PC (CWhere has my hard drive space gone? :).
    • On this window, you will see which item mot accumulate your drive space.

    We also recommend that you follow the steps given on this article on how to
    free up drive space in Windows 10
    . Click on every drop down to view the steps.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Janeane Cru, May 9, 2020
    #3
  4. Where has my hard drive space gone?

    Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, May 9, 2020
    #4
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