What has taken my space on D Drive?


  1. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Home ver 2004
       #1

    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. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #2

    Maybe try WinDirStat to see what's there?
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  3. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Home ver 2004
    Thread Starter
       #3

    simrick said:
    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. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Home ver 2004
    Thread Starter
       #4

    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. Posts : 1,092
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #5

    Jeddie said:
    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. Posts : 366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #6

    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. Posts : 2
    Windows Seven
       #7

    Bro m using windirstat on windows 10 professional. its working fine
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  8. Posts : 12,413
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #8

    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. Posts : 3,643
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
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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. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
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    spunk said:
    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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