Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows Explorer shows wrong Free Space

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Explorer shows wrong Free Space


    My OS is installed on a 500 GB Samsung 840 SSD and there is about 100 GB of data on it. Windows Explorer, however, shows that almost 90% of the drive is used. I double checked with WinDirStat, which confirmed that I only had about 100 GB used on the drive. I triple checked with Space Sniffer, which yielded the same result.

    Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    trim your SSD.. Or enable system restore on that drive and then choose optimize..

    Attachment 56865

    Attachment 56866
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    What does Drive Management show in Administrative tools?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows Explorer shows wrong Free Space
Related Threads
How do I merge the 18 gb system drive, that has no drive letter, with my c: Drive. See screen shot: https://www.eightforums.com/attachments/general-support/55995-runnig-out-disk-space-7-free-space-left-ashampoo_snap_2015.01.01_06h27m43s_001_.jpg
Dear Friends, I installed Windows 8 Pro on a GPT partition. I have 234GB of SSD with 87% free space according to Disk Management. I am trying to create a 4GB primary partition for Intel Rapid Start but the Disk Part shows i have no space available in that drive and would not let me create the...
Does anyone know how to change the red warning indicator on free space in Explorer? I have over 300 GB of free space on a 4TB backup drive and I see that. I'd like to be able to change it to warn when I have, say, 500MB left. 48884 EDIT: I believe it is hard-coded to warn at 10% free, but...
Solved c: Free space-- WRONG! in General Support
I'm trying to shrink C: before partitioning it. It will only allow 85 GB for a new one even though 715 GB is free out of 776 GB on c. I error checked, optimized, and defragged but no change.
I used Add Features to add free Windows Media Center. After reboot there is no indication of it anywhere. Nothing in Start menu or control panel. I use Ex7ForW8 to get a Win 7 style desktop and start menu. Is this a Metro/modern only app?
I can't complete the setup process in W8 Pro Upgrade. When I try to install it from the W7 desktop, I get as far as it telling me that I need to free up at least 20GB on my SSD. I have a 64GB SSD with just Windows 7 installed on it and only 5 GB of free space. I have placed the W8 install onto a...
Not sure if this is the right subforum, but... I have a laptop, so I shut the lid and put it to sleep after watching a movie. It was plugged in, and I left it for the night while I slept (to charge it). Next morning, I unplug it and bring it to school. I open the lid and I get a "Preparing...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook