Windows 10: Windows 10 - radical discrepancy in disk usage values

Discus and support Windows 10 - radical discrepancy in disk usage values in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've consistently noticed that there is such a vast difference between the disk usage calculation reported in the Properties dialog box and what I know... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Joyelle Jolie (joy), Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 - radical discrepancy in disk usage values


    I've consistently noticed that there is such a vast difference between the disk usage calculation reported in the Properties dialog box and what I know to be the actual disk usage - confirmed by a utility that I use, TreeSize. See below:


    Windows 10 - radical discrepancy in disk usage values 9516fa21-d96a-42c4-b319-ffa3ab771bc0?upload=true.jpg


    On the left side, Windows 10 reports only 21.2 Gb in the Documents folder on D:

    On the right side, TreeSize reports 275 Gb in the Documents folder on D: - which is accurate.


    Why?


    Thank you in advance for your response.

    Joy

    :)
     
    Joyelle Jolie (joy), Aug 13, 2019
    #1

  2. Windows 10 100% disk usage problem

    Hi Jae,

    Thank you for responding.

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: First of all, take a note of the processes or applications that is running when the computer runs with high disk usage. Also, we need to find the applications that are running at startup.

    Follow the steps to check for the processes under Task Manager:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
    • Click on Processes tab. Check if any of the processes consumes high memory usage.
    Bad sectors on the hard drive can be a cause for high disk usage.

    Check which process is utilizing the Hard Disk on Windows 8.1, you may try the following steps.

    • Open Task Manager and click on
      Details tab.
    • Right click the columns headers and click "Select Columns".
    • From the "Select Columns" window, check: I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes and then click
      OK.
    • Now the columns will be added to the view and will display how much each process is utilizing from the hard disk.
    • Sort by I/O read bytes or I/O write bytes by clicking on the column header to see which process is utilizing the Hard Drive most.
    Step 2: If you have not run the 'check disk' scan or tried optimizing the drive, follow the steps from this article.

    Improve performance by optimizing your drive

    (Note: This applies to Windows 10 also.)

    Important: While performing check disk on the hard drive, if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive, it tries to repair that sector and any data available on that might be lost.

    Hope it helps. Feel free to get back to us for any further queries or issues related to Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Aug 13, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows 10 100% Disk Usage on startup.

    Hi,

    Thank you for responding.

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: First of all, take a note of the processes or applications that is running when the computer runs with high disk usage. Also, we need to find the applications that are running at startup.

    Follow the steps to check for the processes under Task Manager:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
    • Click on Processes tab. Check if any of the processes consumes high memory usage.
    Bad sectors on the hard drive can be a cause for high disk usage.

    Check which process is utilizing the Hard Disk on Windows 8.1, you may try the following steps.

    • Open Task Manager and click on
      Details tab.
    • Right click the columns headers and click "Select Columns".
    • From the "Select Columns" window, check: I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes and then click
      OK.
    • Now the columns will be added to the view and will display how much each process is utilizing from the hard disk.
    • Sort by I/O read bytes or I/O write bytes by clicking on the column header to see which process is utilizing the Hard Drive most.

    Step 2: If you have not run the 'check disk' scan or tried optimizing the drive, follow the steps from this article.

    Improve performance by optimizing your drive

    (Note: This applies to Windows 10 also.)

    Important: While performing check disk on the hard drive, if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive, it tries to repair that sector and any data available on that might be lost.

    Hope it helps. Feel free to get back to us for any further queries or issues related to Windows Operating System, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Aug 13, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows 10 - radical discrepancy in disk usage values

    Rapid Disk Usage Variations on Windows 10.

    Hi Crackers,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being part of Widows 10.

    As per the description I understand that you are facing issues with access the operating system as it randomly performs slow and becomes slow. We will help you with this issue.

    Provide us the below details to assist you better:

    • Do let us know the make and model of your device?
    • Does this issue persists when you place your laptop in Safe mode as well?
    • Is this issue specific while performing and particular task on your device?

    I suggest you to try few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    First of all, take a note of the processes or applications that is running when the computer runs with high disk usage. Also, we need to find the applications that are running at startup.

    step 1: Follow the steps to check for the processes under Task Manager:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
    • Click on Processes tab. Check if any of the processes consumes high memory usage.
    Bad sectors on the hard drive can be a cause for high disk usage.

    Check which process is utilizing the Hard Disk on Windows 10, you may try the following steps.


    • Open Task Manager and click on
      Details
      tab.

    • Right click the columns headers and click "Select Columns".

    • From the "Select Columns" window, check: I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O read bytes, I/O write bytes and then click
      OK.

    • Now the columns will be added to the view and will display how much each process is utilizing from the hard disk.

    • Sort by I/O read bytes or I/O write bytes by clicking on the column header to see which process is utilizing the Hard Drive most.

    Step 2: If you have not run the 'check disk' scan or tried optimizing the drive, follow the steps from this article.

    Improve performance by optimizing your drive

    (Note: This applies to Windows 10 also.)

    Important: While performing check disk on the hard drive, if any bad sectors are found on the hard drive, it tries to repair that sector and any data available on that might be lost.

    Also, refer to: Free
    up drive space in Windows 10


    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Aug 13, 2019
    #4
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