Windows 10: Windows System Files using nearly 500Gb of space

Discus and support Windows System Files using nearly 500Gb of space in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] This should probably be at around 48Gb, but Here it is at 488Gb. How can I reduce the space it uses? submitted by /u/JeffRabbit... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/JeffRabbit, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Windows System Files using nearly 500Gb of space

    /u/JeffRabbit, Oct 29, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 System and reserved using 500GB of 1TB Storage

    Why is System & reserved using nearly 500GB? This is a brand new Acer Aspire E5 laptop just unpacked, with only factory installed programs and no other new programs. or files. Factory installed Windows 10 Home. It has a 1TB hard disk storage.

    What is using up the 500GB?
     
    KevChan_20, Oct 29, 2020
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  3. No space on hard drive due to system reserved patition and installer files

    Hi Ruth,

    The issue may occur due to corrupted system files or memory full. In order for us to assist you, please answer the questions below:

    • What is the exact error message?
    • Can you please provide us a screenshot of your hard drive status.

    To isolate the issue, we suggest to check this article of Andre Da Costa:
    How to free up disk space in Windows
    . It contains troubleshooting steps and explanation pertaining to the issue.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, Oct 29, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows System Files using nearly 500Gb of space

    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, Oct 29, 2020
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