Drive full but no files


  1. Posts : 2
    10 Pro
       #1

    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. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #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. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,836
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #3

    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. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,658
    Windows Home Dev 21H1 x64
       #4

    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. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #5

    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. Posts : 2
    10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    spunk said:
    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. pepanee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,460
    Windows 10 Professional
       #7

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

    Drive full but no files-system-restore-settings.png
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