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    Unaccounted space on HD

    Currently looking at my primary ssd drive, it says 47gb/59.6gb used, but when I add all the files together including the hidden ones it says 33.8gb? Where has the extra 10gb gone?

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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    Currently looking at my primary ssd drive, it says 47gb/59.6gb used, but when I add all the files together including the hidden ones it says 33.8gb? Where has the extra 10gb gone?
    I had a very similar (seemingly the same) problem (the thread will be round here somewhere) to this. Literally 10GB, give or take, just disappeared in a day - Ccleaner etc didn't recover it and i even went through all the files and folders. Unfortunately the only remedy was a re-install :/
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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    garbage collection/TRIM has gone titsup. make sure your in AHCI and you havent popped any drivers on tht have done funny business etc.
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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    According to spacemonger (which I got from Terbinators thread, thanks Agent!), there seems to be a folder called CiFiles which is about 10.5gb, whats this folder? (Also access to it was originally denied, after which I opened it Windows is now including that file in its calculation of the files).

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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    windows search
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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    It might be misreporting winsxs?

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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    Did a windows update, restarted and the now I have 23gb free opposed to the 11gb or so I had before......

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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    Quote Originally Posted by shadowmaster View Post
    Did a windows update, restarted and the now I have 23gb free opposed to the 11gb or so I had before......
    Potentially Windows had background cached the updates and was just waiting on a confirm/restart?

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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Potentially Windows had background cached the updates and was just waiting on a confirm/restart?
    They were not already downloaded, and plus 10gb of updates?!, from what I can tell it was only 200mb worth. Ah well at least its back to normal, strange issue though

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    Re: Unaccounted space on HD

    Could it be the result of indexing the drive ? Just a long shot as someone has mentioned windows search,....

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