Windows 10: My Documents Folder Grossly Understates Size & Files

  1.    01 Jul 2018 #1

    My Documents Folder Grossly Understates Size & Files

    Why is the My Documents folder on Windows 10, suddenly reporting 50 GB and around 24,000 files, when actual size is about 950 GB, and 20 times that many files? I know it is that big. Trying to copy My Documents to a 500GB drive tells me there is 950 GB discovered and cannot move all the data to a 500B drive.

    In fiddling around with this, I renamed the My Documents folder to "My Documents Original". The properties for the folder now shrank to 37 GB and lost about 500 files! What the heck is going on!


    Last edited by Phil3; 01 Jul 2018 at 19:11.
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