1.    06 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2017
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    Drive full but no files


    One of my drives is filling up but there are no files. I have checked Show Hidden, run WinDirStat. Any thoughts/ ideas.
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  2.    06 Aug 2017 #2

    Hi and welcome.

    Sorry but I cant view your screenshot. Please follow this guide as this forum can host images for you.
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  3.    06 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,031
    Windows 10 Pro

    Try Space Sniffer free, it should tell you what is taking up the space.
    It may be the hidden directory System Volume information, (system restore files) or the hidden Recycle Bin.
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  4.    07 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,857
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    You can try to run this:
    Code:
    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=I: /Maxsize=320MB
    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=I: /On=I: /Maxsize=320MB
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  5.    07 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,408
    Windows 10 IoT

    If that is the System Reserved, or EFI partition, that is normally hidden with no drive letter. That's normal, just ignore it. If it is one of those partitions, can't view your screen shot so can't tell, removing the drive letter will hide it again and get rid of the RED no space warning.
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  6.    07 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 2
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Try Space Sniffer free, it should tell you what is taking up the space.
    It may be the hidden directory System Volume information, (system restore files) or the hidden Recycle Bin.
    Thanks. That did the trick. It was a bunch of system files (probably system restore points) that seem to have dumped onto that drive when I added the Creators Update. It's weird that drive is just a partition I use to store backups of my music. It's like Windows woke up one morning and decided to start putting stuff on there.
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  7.    07 Aug 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
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    Windows 10 Professional

    If you want, you can adjust the amount of space used for System Restore on your drives. Look at the attached image.

    Click image for larger version. 

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