Harddisk Problem: 128GB/476GB used, but only 18GB left


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    [Solved] Harddisk Problem: 128GB/476GB used, but only 18GB left


    Hi

    I saw I only have 18GB left on my C: Drive.
    But when I check Explorer (even the hidden folders) I only use 128GB of my 476GB.
    There are 350GB not shown.

    Any suggestion how to locate & delete the not shown space?

    Thx for any tips

    Harddisk Problem: 128GB/476GB used, but only 18GB left-screenshot-2018-10-12-18.36.48.pngHarddisk Problem: 128GB/476GB used, but only 18GB left-screenshot-2018-10-12-18.36.33.png
    Last edited by elMuro3; 12 Oct 2018 at 11:57.
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    elMuro3 said:
    But when I check Explorer (even the hidden folders) I only use 128GB of my 476GB.
    Welcome to TenForums @elMuro3

    File Explorer can only count the sizes of files you have permission to see. If you have more than one user account on this machine the it will not count any files for other users in the Users (Benutzer) folder. Other folders it cannot count include the System Volume Information folder (where all your restore point are held) and the C:\Program files\WindowsApps folder.

    You'll get a better idea of what's using the space from Storage in Settings.

    View Storage Usage of Drives in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    See this tutorial also...

    Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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       #3

    I saw that I have many games installed with steam and somehow their size hadnt be counted.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    Well, that would explain what's taking up the space. You may be able to free up some space elsewhere with some of the suggestions in...

    Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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