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Space used by nothing?

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January 10, 2013 3:19:19 PM


I've had this HDD for a while now and it shows up as a 596GB HDD and i have noticed that the storage keeps on filling up 20GB+ a time when i'm not doing anything. It's my steam/game HDD and if i select everything in the main directory it totals 335GB however on my computer it says 80GB Free of 596GB Which means 180GB is lost somewhere?

I would be great full if anybody could shed some light on this.


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January 10, 2013 3:25:19 PM

Have windows explorer show you all system and hidden files in the directory.

Have you defragged the drive recently?
January 10, 2013 3:26:32 PM

Download WinDirStat, that should tell you what's taking up the extra space.
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January 10, 2013 3:28:22 PM

I have it so that the hidden folders/files are shown, so they should appear. And it has been defragged recently and is at 0% fragmentation.

I'll download that program and see if it helps.
January 10, 2013 3:31:52 PM

Ok so on there it says exactly the same that 336.3GB is present on the HDD, windows explorer however still shows it as having 80GB left..
January 11, 2013 1:57:01 PM

Empty recycle bin?