Windows 10: size of c:\windows folder

  1.    29 Apr 2017 #1

    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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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       29 Apr 2017 #2

    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

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

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