Windows 10: Windows 10 folder shows as 34,1 Gb but does not contain that amount Solved

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       23 Jun 2018 #1

    Windows 10 folder shows as 34,1 Gb but does not contain that amount

    There is something weird going on with my windows. I was cleaning out my OS drive and saw that one the main folder for my user contained over 34 Gb of stuff. Naturally i wanted to clean out all the junk, but after searching the folders within this main folder, i can barely find 2 Gb of actually stored stuff. Is this a bug, are there hidden folders i can't see? Will add a few pics to show. [One if the images says that the main folder contains 16000 folders within it, but there are just a few- and no there arent any subfolders] Any help is greatly appreciated Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    24 Jun 2018 #2

    C: \Users is not just an actual folder but also links to many other default folders. You need more detailed look to find where all the space is gone to. try this: Download MakeRoom - MajorGeeks
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  3.    24 Jun 2018 #3

    There are several Hidden Files. In File Explorer go to the View tab at the top and put a check in Hidden Files to make them viewable. 2 large hidden files that you aren't seeing now are AppData and MicrosoftEdgeBackups.
    There are many other Hidden Files in the Windows directory as well.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       24 Jun 2018 #4

    Cheers! Thank you both for your help!
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  5.    24 Jun 2018 #5

    I had this issue after the 1803 Update , Windows , CCleaner etc all reported 34-37GB to remove , I thought it was the Old Windows Installation Files causing it , so I eventually let CCleaner remove it all

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