Windows 10: storage setting in windows 10 Solved

  1.    18 Aug 2015 #1

    storage setting in windows 10


    hi the setting app shows way more storage used than actually used says used 296 out of 580 when its only using
    16 gb is there a way to reset it thx
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  2. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Aug 2015 #2

    They are showing the same amount of freespace.

    Has your primary disk 0 got a secondary partition separate from your win10 installation (about 280GB)?
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  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3

    i upgraded from windows 7 then did a clean install and tried to put windows 10 in the partition 7 was in but it wouldn't let me so i deleted every partition that was only way windows 10 would install after installing went to disc management to create 2 additional partitions but it would only let me shrink c down to like 490gb something and the other to 400gb something so i used Mini tool partition to create the partitions i have know because i really hate the built in disc management that's included in windows
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  4. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Aug 2015 #4

    1. How come you can see "storage-2 Drive F:" in Disk Management but not in File Explorer?
    2. What's stored in F:?
    3. Can you explore the volume files and folders?
    4. Is the data in F: currently accessible?
    5. Do you require this separate partition?
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  5.    18 Aug 2015 #5

    1. I didn't have a letter assigned to that partition when i took the screenshot
    2. A clonezilla back-up and a system image created by windows itself
    3. yes
    4. yes
    5. yes i had the same set-up with windows 7 i assign a letter to it create a back-up and then remove letter leaving that partition hidden because my family also uses this computer so as to keep these back-ups secure never know when they will come in handy
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  6. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Aug 2015 #6

    hangdawg said: View Post
    5. yes i had the same set-up with windows 7 i assign a letter to it create a back-up and then remove letter leaving that partition hidden because my family also uses this computer so as to keep these back-ups secure never know when they will come in handy
    Well that's the reason then. Whenever you have remove the letter from the volume it will impact upon what is displayed in File Explorer and Storage. That is the reason for the discrepancy.

    Aside from that, I feel compelled to point out that having a backup on the same physical drive, whilst better than having entirely no backup, it is a very poor option. If the hard disk fails you end up losing everything.

    HDDs are so cheap nowadays. You might want to consider merging partitions c: & f: together and buying a second internal hdd to hold your backups. Then you really have two copies in case of either catastrophic data corruption or hard drive failure of the 1st disk. The price of each TB is so low, they're practically giving it away lol
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  7.    18 Aug 2015 #7

    i fixed it when i installed windows 10 on a empty drive it put some files in the middle of the drive so i couldn't shrink it beyond 490 gb but forced it with a partition program hence the problem so i followed this guide

    If you came across the message "You cannot shrink a volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located" when trying to shrink a partition on your disk using the Windows Disk Management tool, there's an easy fix to it. You'll need to disable Hibernation, Pagefile, and System protection as these files generated by Windows can't be automatically moved by the Disk Management tool so you are stuck at shrinking a partition down to where any of these system files are physically located. Other partition software can overcome this problem, but not Windows' Disk Management so thanks anyway
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