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Partition showing very less free space than actual

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)

    Partition showing very less free space than actual


    My K partition is of 24.3GB and says that only 3.80GB is free.

    However in reality, the data inside is worth only 14.3GB which means 10GB should be free, not 3.80GB.

    What could be the problem? I have attached the screenshot too.

    Even though there are no hidden files in this partition, I enabled 'View Hidden Items'. And the size is indeed 14.3GB only. So I wonder where my remaining 6.20GB is going!

    Regards,
    Abhishek Sharma
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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    There's always some hidden files on a Windows drive, might be part of the Recycle Bin or maybe System Volume Information [System Restore].

    Use System Restore to fix a Windows 8 PC or laptop: How to restore a laptop to a previous date - PC Advisor
    This is for HP but some can apply to others:
    Using Microsoft System Restore (Windows 8) | HP® Support
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  3. #3


    'View Hidden Items" is not enough, you have to disable "Hide protected operating system files too".
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  4. #4


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)


    Thanks for the suggestions. I've acquired the space. I'm dual booted, booted into Ubuntu and viewed that there were some OS files like @CountMike mentioned. Deleted them and I have 9.9GB free space again.

    Thanks again! Marked as solved.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Abhishek View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. I've acquired the space. I'm dual booted, booted into Ubuntu and viewed that there were some OS files like @CountMike mentioned. Deleted them and I 9.9GB free space again.

    Thanks again! Marked as solved.
    There you go, if in doubt, use Linux. I always have an USB with persistent Linux on it for things like that.
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