Hidden data on my hard drive?


  1. Posts : 35
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
       #1

    Hidden data on my hard drive?


    I have a storage drive inside my desktop tower (F:). It is a 1tb drive. According to windows ex it only has 288 GB of free space on it.



    When I click the drive and look at the files I can see, they all only add up to 229gb. That means there should still be 700 + gb left on that drive.



    There is a system backup "TRUMBLE-DESKTOP" there and I don't know how large that file is.

    Why is it displaying so full? Does it really make sense that the system backup would be that large? The OS drive is a 120gb and it has 42gb of free space, so how could the system backup be that big?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 3,488
    Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
       #2

    Windows will actually save many backups to that folder. Depending on how often you do a backup, they could go back weeks and be the size of your system drive.

    For example:
    100 GB system drive x 7 backups = 700 GB

    That may explain the size of that particular file/folder. If you delete some of your old backups, you should regain the space.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #3

    You can right click on TRUMBLE-DESKTOP, then Properties to see the size.

    Try this to see if there are more files on the drive.
    Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
      My Computer


 

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