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Discus and support Windows 10 File Explorer - inconsistent file storage count/usage in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm attempting to determine how much space a folder is using in Windows 10 File Explorer. I right-click the Properties and see that it says on 20Gb... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Joyelle Jolie (joy), May 22, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 File Explorer - inconsistent file storage count/usage


    I'm attempting to determine how much space a folder is using in Windows 10 File Explorer. I right-click the Properties and see that it says on 20Gb when I know it's much more. I then use an alternative app (TreeSize) and it calculates the storage used on the same folder as a much higher value which should be the actual amount based on the files that are there. I even tried the CHKDSK command to see what it reports and it was different still.


    This keeps happening and it's very concerning because I can't understand why there's a difference. These two apps should produce the exact same numbers because it's the exact same folder and being measured at the exact same time.

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    Thanks for your help with this.

    :)
     
    Joyelle Jolie (joy), May 22, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, May 22, 2019
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  3. I have added the file count column to my folder in File Explorer. However, the actual file count is not displaying.

    Hi Loren,

    I appreciate if you could answer a
    few questions to narrow down the issue and to provide you better assistance.

    • How did you added file count column for folders in File Explorer? What are the steps did you followed?
    • When you say, "actual file count is not displaying" is this issue specific to any folder or happening with all folders?
    • Have you installed any third party anti-virus on your system?
    Meanwhile, I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if this helps.

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Click on View from navigation pane and choose Detail pane.
    Write to us with the above information and status of the issue to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, May 22, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 File Explorer - inconsistent file storage count/usage

    Word Count Column in File Explorer

    I work primarily with RTF documents. I came across the option in Windows File Explorer to add a "Word Count" column to the File Explorer display. The "Word Count" does display but it gives no count for any of the documents listed in the File Explorer.
    From top to bottom no word count is displayed for any file created in any of the word processors I use. To date my search on the internet has not found a solution to the lack of word counts.
     
    NeilShephard, May 22, 2019
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