1. Joined : Jul 2015
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       5 Days Ago #1

    Disk Cleanup says that I have 3.99 TB

    Just after updating Windows 10 pro and decided to run Disk Cleanup and noticed that I have 3.99 TB of Windows Updates to clean, I read that this was a bug in previous builds and had been fixed or maybe not!
    I'm not in the Fast Ring or Insider Preview

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  2.    5 Days Ago #2

    This has happened before on other Windows 10 builds. I blogged about this on October 12 and again on November 11 last year. Here are some links:
    Cleanup 3.99 TB from 500GB Drive! - Windows Enterprise Desktop
    The issue, as forum member Bree explained it back when, is that a file with lots of hard links is going to be reported as equal in size to the number of copies linked. Thus, for a 200 MB file, 10 hard links means 2 GB! The older updates were in the range of 900 MB to 1.1 GB if memory serves, and reported as 3.99 TB likewise. It's not a bug, it's a feature!
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
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       5 Days Ago #3

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's been a matter of ridicule for years now, was happening since W7 at least.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
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       3 Days Ago #4

    I wonder if anyone has filed a claim against Microsoft in small claims court? "You promised me 4 TB of free space and I want my 4 TB of free space!"
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
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       3 Days Ago #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I wonder if anyone has filed a claim against Microsoft in small claims court? "You promised me 4 TB of free space and I want my 4 TB of free space!"
    Lol. that would teach them.
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