Windows D drive is full but no files show up

January 8, 2017 at 21:23:36
Specs: Windows 7, 4 gb
my d drive suddenly shows full and free space is getting low and low.
when i check the occupied data size within the drive is 171 out of 292

after some time it started with the e drive also
please help me how to resolve.

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January 9, 2017 at 02:09:35

I would like to suggest you some tricks to free up the disk space, please read below:

·Run Disk Cleanup to remove unwanted system files ( Do a right click on the drive you wanted to clean and select the properties option. After this, click on General tab and click on disk cleanup button )

·Uninstall space-starving Applications ( To Uninstall Application, Just go to Apps and Features option. After this, you will find all your installed applications listed there. Just select the application and click on uninstall button)

·Clean Temporary Folder ( Press Window + R and type %temp% and OK. And then, delete all the Files and Folder appear in temp folder)

·Delete Duplicate Files and Folder ( Search for particular file name in Windows explorer and delete them if you find any duplicate)

·Reduce the size of Space used for System Restore. ( Do a right click on the Recovery drive and go to properties and check the box compress the disk for saving disk space.)

After implementing all the tricks, recheck your drive space.

Hope it will work for you.


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January 9, 2017 at 02:09:51
Test the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic software as it may be starting to fail if data is disappearing from it.

You can test it with SeaTools:

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January 9, 2017 at 04:44:11
Assuming D and E are partitions on your HDD, have you enabled display/view of all files?

Try this. In Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View, Check boxes Display the full patch in the title bar, Show hidden files, folders, and drive. Uncheck Hide empty drive in the Computer folder, Hide extensions for known file types, and Hide protected operating system files. Click OK.

See what comes up.

Also, run chkdsk on each partition.

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January 9, 2017 at 21:24:18
Also note that if your system is from a major manufacture your D drive may be your Recovery Drive which would have data that is not visible to Windows and may be nearly full by plan. If this is the case, do not save or delete anything from or to it. Use other space or add another drive.
You can delte the recovery partition if you first create a recovery disk set, then create a disk image to an external drive, and then create a Repair Disk (needed to reimage the drive from the disk image). Then you could use Disk Manager to delete the partition and create a new one, then format it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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