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C:/ drive says 110GB used but I can only find 50GB.

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    C:/ drive says 110GB used but I can only find 50GB.

    My system drive is 120GB and Windows tells me I have 10GB left.

    When I check the properties of each folder in the C:/ drive I only come up with 50GB.

    What is this data ghost?

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  2. #2

    Most is probly taken up by System restore and Shadow Copy data. Install TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs and see what it shows you is using the space.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit

    Don't forget the recycle bin! Open it and see how much old crud is in there.

    Also, to see all folders on your drive you need to show hidden files. Open explorer, click on "view", and enable the "hidden items" checkbox.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Also if it is an SSD deleted stuff may not be returned to free space until it is "reconditioned" for fast access. That's just n addition to the suggestions above.
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C:/ drive says 110GB used but I can only find 50GB.
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