Windows 10: Disk Space Vanishes by Uninstalling files improperly

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  1.    08 Mar 2018 #1

    Disk Space Vanishes by Uninstalling files improperly


    Hey guys,
    Recently I've uninstalled nvidia drivers from file repository through cmd commands. I deleted almost 15gb space worth of previous nvidia drivers but those space doesn't add up on drive. I run windirstat and it says 76.2gb space is used but when i check through drive properties it says 88.1gb. Is there any way to fix this..Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    08 Mar 2018 #2

    Welcome to the forum. Have you run disk cleanup that should sort it out
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  3.    08 Mar 2018 #3

    Yes I have. But it doesn't fix it.
    I uninstalled couple of old nvidia drivers which keeps on adding after each nvidia driver update.
    I kind of find a way to do that through command prompt, but now i have no access to couple of GB of my harddrive.
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  4.    08 Mar 2018 #4

    Try uncleaner that's safe and shifts a lot others don't can't post link on phone you will find it on Google
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       08 Mar 2018 #5

    A couple of things Windows has is to press the Windows key + R and type %temp%, opens that folder and most things in it can be deleted [a few will be in use and can't be] and empty the Recycle Bin. Could also resize the amount of space assigned to the bin if disk space is critical. Another is to reduce the size of the Virtual Memory/swapfile/paging file but if the computer is running everything okay I'd leave it alone, most times increasing that file size is needed, not reducing it. The paging file is on the boot drive [but can be moved] used to offload lesser-used items from RAM/Random Access Memory when running programs that need more.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       08 Mar 2018 #6

    aakash12 said: View Post
    ... I run windirstat and it says 76.2gb space is used but when i check through drive properties it says 88.1gb. Is there any way to fix this..
    Try Windows own tool in Settings > System > Storage. You can double-click on each item in the list to drill down to a more detailed breakdown. I suspect you may find the space is being used by 'This PC (C:) > System & reserved > System restore'.
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  7.    08 Mar 2018 #7

    Samuria said: View Post
    Try uncleaner that's safe and shifts a lot others don't can't post link on phone you will find it on Google
    I tried Uncleaner but it still doesn't free up those hidden spaces.
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  8.    08 Mar 2018 #8

    Berton said: View Post
    A couple of things Windows has is to press the Windows key + R and type %temp%, opens that folder and most things in it can be deleted [a few will be in use and can't be] and empty the Recycle Bin. Could also resize the amount of space assigned to the bin if disk space is critical. Another is to reduce the size of the Virtual Memory/swapfile/paging file but if the computer is running everything okay I'd leave it alone, most times increasing that file size is needed, not reducing it. The paging file is on the boot drive [but can be moved] used to offload lesser-used items from RAM/Random Access Memory when running programs that need more.
    I've cleared all the junk and temporary files but still there is no way to locate those missing spaces. I've tried these all, but still cannot find the way out.
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  9.    08 Mar 2018 #9

    Bree said: View Post
    Try Windows own tool in Settings > System > Storage. You can double-click on each item in the list to drill down to a more detailed breakdown. I suspect you may find the space is being used by 'This PC (C:) > System & reserved > System restore'.
    There is no disk space occupied by System Restore. those disk space are no longer usuable and i cannot locate what have occupied those spaces. I just literally lose around 14gb of my disk space through improper uninstallation of files.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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       08 Mar 2018 #10

    aakash12 said: View Post
    I just literally lose around 14gb of my disk space through improper uninstallation of files.
    Then if you can't find the space listed anywhere as being in use, time to run chkdsk /f and see if there are any lost clusters.
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