1.    04 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    What has taken my space on D Drive?


    Hello,
    My desktop has C & D partions. My question is related to D partion.

    In disk management I can see 'D' has 465GB.
    When I go to Explorer and right click properties I can see;
    Used space 22GB
    Free space 443GB
    Total 465GB

    But in 'D' all I have are some folders containing mp3 songs. In explorer, when I right click on my top level of music in D, it says 7.65GB? There is nothing else in D that I am aware of?

    So what is taking up 15GB on my D Drive?
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  2.    04 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Maybe try WinDirStat to see what's there?
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  3.    05 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Maybe try WinDirStat to see what's there?
    Went to that site. It doesn't say it is compatible with win 10?
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  4.    05 Apr 2017 #4
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    I just went to Start > Settings > System > Storage. I can see 14.5 Gb in Temp files. So I click on it and it says 'Empty Recycle bin'.

    So it seems D Drive is looking at Re cycle bin to determine how much space D has?

    I would of thought 'Recycle bin' would have counted toward C Drive capacity only?

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  5.    05 Apr 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeddie View Post
    Went to that site. It doesn't say it is compatible with win 10?
    It works just fine in W10,

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  6.    05 Apr 2017 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    WinDirStat works well, or try Tree Size which is linked in my signature. I know that Tree Size works in Windows 10.
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  7.    05 Apr 2017 #7
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    Bro m using windirstat on windows 10 professional. its working fine
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  8.    05 Apr 2017 #8
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    I believe the Recycle Bin can be set for any additional partitions or physical drives but also can be disabled for specific partitions or drives.
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  9.    05 Apr 2017 #9
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    The Recycle Bin on the C: drive is associated with all other drives on the computer. If you delete files from your D: drive, or any other drive, It will put them in the Recycle Bin on the C: Drive. If it is an external USB drive, and you remove the drive but do not Empty the Recycle Bin, the Recycle Bin icon on the C: drive will show as filled, even if you Emptied it. You would have to reconnect the Removable drive and Empty the Recycle Bin or run Disk Cleanup.
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  10.    05 Apr 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    The Recycle Bin on the C: drive is associated with all other drives on the computer. If you delete files from your D: drive, or any other drive, It will put them in the Recycle Bin on the C: Drive. If it is an external USB drive, and you remove the drive but do not Empty the Recycle Bin, the Recycle Bin icon on the C: drive will show as filled, even if you Emptied it. You would have to reconnect the Removable drive and Empty the Recycle Bin or run Disk Cleanup.
    So what you are saying is it I delete a 4 GB file from D: drive, I have to wait for that entire 4 GB file to be copied to C: drive and C: drive used space is going to increase by 4 GB?!?
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