Disc Drive properties show wrong amount of files size.

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I use "E Drive" of HDD for playing games. It is accumulating of size 80 GB. Now this Drive showing red signal due to low free space. I was confused and entire the drive for check the files. I select all the files and go to properties. It is only 50.55 GB, but drive properties showing used space 70.66 GB. What is the problem and what is the solution?

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Disc Drive properties show wrong amount of files size.

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I can't describe it, but maybe I can help you. Follow the steps below (Windows 7):

1. Click to "Start" Button and go to All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Disc Cleanup

2. Select E drive from drop-down menu and ok.

3. Now select all the options from the list of "Files to delete".

4. Then click to "More Options" tab

5. Now click to "Clean Up" button from "System Restore and Shadow Copies" option.

 

I hope this will work for you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #164636

Disc Drive properties show wrong amount of files size.

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Hello Robin,

Your hard drive might be infected with viruses. I faced this problem long time ago. What i did to recover my space back was i scanned it first completely, then took the backup of my important data. After that i formatted the drive and copied all the data back into the drive. It showed the exact used and free space. I don't know either you can risk to format the drive but this will help you.

Other than that you might want to check the hidden folders as well. May be it is keeping the data which is not shown by your drive.

Thanks

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Disc Drive properties show wrong amount of files size.

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This is very interesting matter that total file size is 50 GB but showing 70 GB. It is because there are many hidden files which are unselected. They aren't counted while you select all the files and go to properties. These hidden files are used for running many software. Also sometimes viruses cause this problem. I suggest you to use disk cleanup to find out unused files and also scan with a good antivirus.

You should not be worried.

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