Windows 10: Lost 15 gig disk space after using system restore

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  1.    15 Dec 2017 #11

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    I think doing the system restore has swallowed the data somewhere (and now itís probably orphaned).
    That can definitely happen - you have contents in System Volume Information but Windows reports no restore points. It happened to me.

    Check with TreeSize - it will tell you where the space is being used.

    The easiest way to delete them if this is the case is boot from PE (Macrium recovery USB would do) or a Linux repair USB and then just delete the directory.

    There is a more complicated way here you could try if you don't want to download anything : can not delete old restore points Solved - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  2.    16 Dec 2017 #12

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    ...I looked at wiztree but when I went to download it reported an unsafe download and blocked it. ...
    Defender did same for me. That's disappointing as it was among ones that have been recommended regularly here at TF (along with TreeSize and WinDirStat). I'm hopeful it's a false positive but don't criticize you at all for giving it a pass.

    Please let us know what you see with TreeSize.
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