Windows 10: Empty HDD showing 4GB used !!!!! (Build 1607)

  1.    14 Oct 2016 #1

    Empty HDD showing 4GB used !!!!! (Build 1607)


    Hi there

    Build 1607 (with latest updates) throwing up all sorts of rubbish in File explorer.

    Empty (newly re-formatted) HDD -- showing 4GB used even though it's EMPTY - no hidden files etc.

    No Recycle Bin files etc.

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    Linux shows HDD correctly a few MB for the system info - the HDD is the 232 GB drive shown in the list

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    Any ideas.

    If File explorer is unreliable then that's going to be a HIDEOUS problem.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    14 Oct 2016 #2

    What does Disk Management or another partition manager say?
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  3. Posts : 22
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit 14393
       15 Oct 2016 #3

    [QUOTE=jimbo45;841798]Hi there
    Build 1607 (with latest updates) throwing up all sorts of rubbish in File explorer.
    Empty (newly re-formatted) HDD -- showing 4GB used even though it's EMPTY - no hidden files etc.

    Been a while since I had an empty drive, but you do realize, I hope that drives are never empty once formatted. Partitioning and setup information takes space, which depends a lot on the number of partitions etc. It seems you have only one here but since you are running win10 as well as ubuntu then I'm not sure what the overhead will be. It seems a bit high for windows alone, so I assume ubuntu is adding some usage space. Try some googling on both win and ubuntu setup space and it might resolve your question. Cheers.
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  4. Posts : 22
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit 14393
       10 Nov 2016 #4

    [QUOTE=jimbo45;841798]Hi there
    Build 1607 (with latest updates) throwing up all sorts of rubbish in File explorer.
    Empty (newly re-formatted) HDD -- showing 4GB used even though it's EMPTY - no hidden files etc.

    Just to follow up on this as I just installed a new 4 TB drive and formatted under GPT. The results were 472 MB used and 3.63 TB free. So the 472 MB is formatting information. Still not sure why you had 4 GB used but as I said before might be because you were running alternative systems in Win 10/ Ubuntu. Cheers
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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