Windows – Hard Drive Remaining Space Not Matching up With Current Space

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my hard drive is reported to have 65GB left out of a possible 223GB, however running WinDirStat and doing it via Windows, the hard drive only has about 60GB of used space. Where has the other 150GB of space gone?

I've googled this issue and most answers say some Windows files are hidden, but 150GB of hidden files seems rather extreme to me.

Here is a screenshot:

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Best Answer

Selecting all files and showing properties skips files where don't have access to (like System Restore Point data).

Run TreesizeFree (as admin) (this shows all folders) and look which folders "eat" most space.

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