size of c:\windows folder

  1. Posts : 53
    windows 10

    size of c:\windows folder

    When I use file explorer and select c:\windows and then select 'properties' it shows size on disk = 16.6GB. When I enter that folder and select ALL files including hidden ones , the properties show size on disk at 6.4GB.

    chkdsk /F indicates all is ok. What could account for the difference ? My other computer show sizes much closer to each other when doing the same procedure.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 13,959
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    Look at it with Treesize Free. It will show you exactly where the space is being used. For instance, on my Oracle VM running 16184.100, it shows:

    size of c:\windows folder-treesizeonvm.jpg
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10

    There's probably a few more GB's in C: if you show 'Super-Hidden' (protected system folders)

    size of c:\windows folder-000097.png
      My Computer


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