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I've noticed my drive is missing over 10GB of drive space. The root directory, if I select the properties of all the directories/files they add up to 40.8GB.

I have 63.4GB of Total drive space, of which 40.8 is being used, Windows states there is 13.4GB free... so where is this other 10GB?


 

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It could be the "Slack" that you are not seeing. Each file will use as many blocks as needed, but sometimes a full block is not used. This is or was at one time referred to as slack.
Also each folder name requires some space which you have NOT accounted for. That includes each sub-folder.
 

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I highly doubt 10GB is slack space... NTFS / 64k chunk per sector. I could see around 500mb of slack space for 40GB of data on the drive.

This isn't Fat16 ;)
 

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I do NOT see any size listed for the "System Information". It is where the "System Restore" points are saved. How much disk space have you set aside for this?
 

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Good point... thought I had completely disabled System Restore, but since my array was listed at the bottom of the list (i've got 6 other drives in this system) it wasn't disabled.

Resolved the missing free space :)
 
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