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  1. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
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    free space on ssd


    My skill testing question is: why is it that in Explorer, I'll see the free space on my SSD down, let's say, about 30 Gigs. After a nice fresh reboot, that space is freed up.
    It seems this is is not a continual thing but once in a bit, I'll notice the free space isn't what it was then as said, a reboot will rectify that. Any ideas as to why that is?
    If any are not sure, just make something up because I'll believe just about anything. Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 12,463
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    As a test use Task Manager to Restart the Explorer task, see if you get the same result as rebooting.
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  3. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
    Thread Starter
       #3

    free space on ssd


    Tried doing that but no difference. I've dropped about 12 gigs since rebooting several hours ago. Any further suggestions?
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  4. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    Maybe log files that are being created then check the log.

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  5. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
    Thread Starter
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    Would there be that many log files being created within a few minutes?
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  6. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    If you've got +30 Gb of space being eaten up then the log should show files that were created (if any)
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  7. Posts : 5,204
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    If you haven't got 30+ Gb of files being created it suggests that explorer reads the used space incorrectly possibly as a result of taking ownership of something. So have you ever taken ownership? If so - what?
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  8. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
    Thread Starter
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    Haven't taken ownership of nothing. But I'm having problems finding log files. I'm in Explorer and on the C: Drive Search, I type in logs and all I'm finding here is something dated back to 2016. When I double click on that, I only get "Element not found" ... so I'm totally stumped even as how to find the logs. Let me know what you think.
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  9. Posts : 5,204
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    If you are talking about my earlier linked post you'd need to download the portable app, run it then check it's logs as shown in the screenshots.

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  10. Posts : 411
    windows 10 2004
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    I've run that wee program and it just keeps going and going and listing logs (I think) so this is becoming waaaaaay too complicated.

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    Maybe someone else has an easier solution for this exciting perplexity ...
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