1.    29 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 23
    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.
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  2.    29 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    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:

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  3.    29 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,345
    Windows 10 Professional

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

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