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How to Fix Windows Reporting Wrong Hard Disk Free Space

by karen minton I am a software engineer

Many users are noticing that Windows is reporting wrong hard disk free space. Most users have noticed this once they have compared the folder size in Windows with the folder size after choosing the files in the hard disk. If you are facing this issue, then follow the steps mentioned below to fix it.

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Here’s How to Fix Windows Reporting Wrong Hard Disk Free Space Error

•    Delete All Old System Restore Points

1.    Click on the Windows and R keys together to launch the Run prompt box.

2.    After that, enter “control” in the search bar.

3.    Click on the Enter option to launch the Control Panel window.

4.    After opening the Control Panel window, start using the search bar located in the upper right-hand side of the display to find the “system” option.

5.    Press the Enter button to find and press on the System option by going to the menu list of the results displayed on the screen.

6.    Press on the System Protection option given in the System option which resembles a vertical symbol provided on the left-hand side of the display.

7.    Now, the System Properties window gets open on the desktop.

8.    Ensure that you turn on the System Protection option.

9.    Go down to Protection Settings menu located in the System Protection option.

10.    Choose the Windows drive and after that, press on the Configure option.

11.    Slide down to the Disk Space Usage option after opening the System Protection window.

12.    You should limit the Max Usage over 10%.

13.    In case you have 1 TB HDD, then it is enough.

14.    Press on the option linked with the Delete all restore points to empty the storage which you have recently used through the System Restore.

15.    Press on the Apply option.

16.    After that, start the system to save the changes you have made.

17.    In case this method does not fix Windows reporting wrong hard disk free space error, then follow any other method listed in this article.

•    Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter in Windows

1.    Click on the Windows and R keys together to launch the Run prompt box.

2.    After that, enter “control” in the search box.

3.    Click on the Enter button for opening the Control panel window.

4.    Enter “troubleshooter” in the search bar when you are on the Control Panel window.

5.    Press on the Troubleshooter by going to the results menu after finding it.

6.    Press on the System and Security option provided in the Troubleshooting window.

7.    After that, you need to right-click on the option “System Maintenance” located in the System and Security troubleshoot problems window.

8.    Select the Run as Administrator option by going to the pop-up box.

9.    Press on the Advanced option given in the System Maintenance window.

10.    You should check the box linked with the Apply repairs automatically option.

11.    After that, press on the Next option.

12.    After completing the procedure, start the system again and check in case this problem is solved.

•    Delete the “rogue” trash bin file

1.    Click on the Windows and R keys together for opening the Run pop-up box.

2.    Enter cmd in the search field.

3.    Click on the Control +Shift +Enter keys together to launch the Command prompt window.

4.    After opening the Command Prompt, enter the command which is mentioned below:

rd /S “$RECYCLE.BIN.”

5. Enter the Y alphabet and after that, click on the Enter option.

6. After completing the procedure, you can exit from the Command Prompt window.

7. Start the system again to save the changes you have made.

Source : https://mcafee-activate-en.com/how-to-fix-windows-reporting-wrong-hard-disk-free-space/

Kellie minton is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at mcafee.com/activate, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.


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