Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Incorrect Free Disk Space Reported After Partition Resize

30 Jun 2013   #1
webtop

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
Incorrect Free Disk Space Reported After Partition Resize

Hello Gang,

One of my drives was running low on space, so I moved files from another partition to the right, to a different drive and deleted the partition. I then resized the drive low on space to fill the new 20GB that I had just cleared. This was fine and no errrors were reported. However, after a restart a while later I noticed that both disk management and explorer reported I had 5GB free on the drive, even though it should have been roughly 21GB.

If I open explorer and select all folders on that drive and look at the properties, it shows 29.6GB of data. The drive has a capacity of 60GB, and shows only 5.71GB free. This makes no sense at all.

Please see the image attached.

Is there some kind of counter in the registry that maintains these numbers?

Thanks,
Paul




Attached Images
Incorrect Free Disk Space Reported After Partition Resize-size_issue.gif 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Jun 2013   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Please post a snip of your maximised disk management
Start>diskmgmt.msc

Some files, for example windows image backups, will not display there size as they are hidden but i suspect your issue may be that space is being used by system restore, recycle bin, pagefile & hiberfile if you use hibernation
There are some settings you can change to alter this depending on your setup
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2013   #3
webtop

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the response.

I've attached an image of the window. The 20GB I removed was between C and H on Disk 1.


Attached Thumbnails
Incorrect Free Disk Space Reported After Partition Resize-size_issue.gif  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Jun 2013   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I see what you mean, you could try running windirstat which should give you a better idea of where that space is going, i believe it will show you real time page file usage etc

On a seperate note i notice you have 2 partitions marked as active, generally only the partition which holds the boot info should be marked active i would consider making the other inactive
Partition - Mark as Inactive
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2013   #5
webtop

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for pointing me to that awesome little tool.
It seems I somehow have a 16GB pageing file and a 12GB hibernation file.

Very odd how that happened, but at least now I know where all my space went.

Thanks again Pauly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2013   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Pagefile is normally auto set to the same size as the amount of ram you have installed, if you need to change it, it can be found here although normally system managed is the best way

Here you can see mine, i have 8GB of RAM installed so im guessing you have 16
Incorrect Free Disk Space Reported After Partition Resize-capture.png

Hibernation (hiberfile) can be disabled if you dont use/need it
Hibernate - Enable or Disable

Glad you got it sorted


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2013   #7
webtop

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Correct.

I won't bother messing around and moving it to another drive, I've just gotten back 12GB so that's fine.

Paul
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Incorrect Free Disk Space Reported After Partition Resize




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Free Drive Space is Incorrect scenario ?
I have read a lot of posts concerning the same issue regarding the free space being incorrect and have tried numerous recommendations without any luck: > cleared free space > SFC OK > no hibernation > only 2 system restore points > automatic defraged with Raxco's PerfectDisk > ran CCleaner ...
Performance & Maintenance
Extended partition showing incorrect free space
Hello to all members of this comunity, i hate to use my first post to request help but i need your help, sorry for bad english and i dont know where to put my post so i choose this section...sorry if it's wrong well the problem is that i have a partition for random stuff like movies, images,...
Hardware & Devices
Failed Resize Partition -> Incorrect Use
Hello there. i have two partitions in my wd-mybook they are R (1,1TB) and S (750GB). yesterday i was intended to resize my second partition to smaller size then give the unalocated space to the first one. i use the latest Easeus Partition Master to do this, because windows can't do such...
Performance & Maintenance
HDD showing incorrect free space, wasn't last night!
Hi, I just signed up and this is my first post, I have checked into this already but I'd figure I'd send my issue out here and maybe someone has an answer. My system specs: i7 920 Asus P6T SE 6GB ram Hitachi 4TB 7K4000 (Storage/back up drive)
General Discussion
Free Drive Space is Incorrect
Hello all. I am having a new problem with a 1 year old computer I built running Windows 7 64 bit. I have two hard drives: Solid State (Mainly just the OS on here) 2nd hard drive with everything else on it Windows is saying I have used 31.5 gb of space on the SSD.
General Discussion
External HDD Shows incorrect amount of free space?
I just recently created a Windows System Image backup and stored it on my External HDD. However, after this occurred, it seems as though Windows has reported an incorrect amount of free space left. My drive is has 931 GB of total space (1 TB in base 10) and currently reports 272 GB of free space....
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App