Windows 10: Windows 10 folder is too heavy

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  1.    03 Jul 2015 #11

    No, i never do this.
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  2.    03 Jul 2015 #12

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    That number isn't what it seems. NTFS has long supported a feature where a single copy of a file file can appear in multiple folders. This feature is used extensively in the Windows folder. When Explorer goes through the Windows folder it counts the size of each of these files separately even though there is only one copy. This leads to an inflated count and size.

    The determination of the disk space consumed by an individual folder in a modern file system is highly problematic and the results only an approximation. It is even more of a problem for the Windows folder. This is a lot more complicated than it appears.
    Yes, but look at my properties image. It appears that properties properly takes this into account now. I show 18GB, but only 13 GB on disk.
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       03 Jul 2015 #13

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