Unknown file on C drive

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  1. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Unknown file on C drive


    Unknown file on C drive-annotation-2020-07-09-211643.png

    While using WinDirStat, i noticed that there was a 19.4GB file on my boot drive which WinDirStat can't locate nor identify, I didn't try to delete it incase it may be something important

    What should I do?

    I am running the latest version of Windows 19041.329
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #2

    See if another app like Tree Size Free can ID it..........at least provide a name for it.

    I can't read the text in the image you uploaded.
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  3. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #3

    The text says "unknown". Click on the image a couple of times to enlarge the text, ignatzatsonic
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  4. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    ignatzatsonic said:
    See if another app like Tree Size Free can ID it..........at least provide a name for it.

    I can't read the text in the image you uploaded.
    Unknown file in C:\ Drive - Album on Imgur

    I hope the text is now visible
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Unknown file on C drive-annotation-2020-07-09-211643.png  
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  5. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #5

    I see a file with an unknown name occupying about 21 percent of the drive.

    Not much help without a name.

    It appears to be in the root of C.

    Looks like a file, not a directory?

    Try another app like Tree Size Free.
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  6. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    ignatzatsonic said:
    I see a file with an unknown name occupying about 21 percent of the drive.

    Not much help without a name.

    It appears to be in the root of C.

    Looks like a file, not a directory?

    Try another app like Tree Size Free.
    Imgur: The magic of the Internet

    Result with TreeSize free
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  7. Posts : 3,958
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #7

    Hi.

    Is it a hidden partition under your "C:" drive?

    diskmgmt.msc

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  8. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Compumind said:
    Is it a hidden partition under your "C:" drive?

    Unknown file on C drive-image.png
    I don't think so

    And check this out too
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  9. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #9

    Not sure that 19 gigs is a file at all.

    Can you post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management?
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  10. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Not sure that 19 gigs is a file at all.

    Can you post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management?
    Unknown file on C drive-annotation-2020-07-09-221911.png
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