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Windows 7: C partition contents size does not agree - chkdisk does not fix

23 Dec 2011   #1
David4321

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C partition contents size does not agree - chkdisk does not fix

I have a huge discrepancy in the size of the contents of my C drive partition as measured in my computer vs drive properties.

In my computer, drive is listed as 55.1 GB free of 174 GB - this should mean contents occupies 118.9 GB. However, when I explore drive, select entire contents (hidden files & folders are set to display) > right click > properties > result says size 85.8 GB, size on disk 86.3 GB.

I would not be worried about a small discrepancy, but 33 GB? That doesn't seem right. Last night the discrepancy was over 50 GB. Last night I scheduled a chkdisk run for startup this AM, and I do not know the whether or not this remedied part of it, or if just restarting the computer did. But this is still huge.

I just exposed protected OS files as well, and this increased contents in drive properties to 106 GB, but even this is still a 13 GB discrepancy.

Is this normal? Is there anything to do about it? What is going on?

Thanks for any help.


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23 Dec 2011   #2
Arc

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Run it one or two times , and see if the situation is changed. BTW, do you have the Windows.old folder there in your C drive ?
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23 Dec 2011   #3
Qdos

 

Do you have system restore enabled?

When you examine the files and folders in Explorer are you including hidden & system files/folders?

I suspect the difference is accounted for in the above two sentences...
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23 Dec 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello David,

In addition, the tutorial below may be able to help you find out what may be using your hard drive space.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Dec 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

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The way you added up your files is definitely not right. You have to do 2 things:

1. Run WinDirStat - that will tell you the total of system files and user files, but not the shadows

2. For the shadows (restore points), open an elevated command prompt and run this command: vssadmin list shadowstorage. That will tell you under Allocated how much space is already taken for restore points.

PS: Just saw that as usual Shawn has it all covered, LOL
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24 Dec 2011   #6
David4321

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Good suggestions - thanks
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24 Dec 2011   #7
Brink

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You're welcome David. I'm glad that we could help.
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