Added up all the sizes for apps on "apps and feature" and the result is 50gb lower than what it tells me for the C drive

Patrick testoasa 0 Reputation points
2024-04-28T13:08:55.8133333+00:00

Need the space for an update , it says i have 64gb of apps and features when updating but when i added up all the size displayed it was 13.9gb , im just done . How do i find the real values?

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  1. MotoX80 32,091 Reputation points
    2024-04-28T13:35:35.0166667+00:00

    Try using Treesize Free to analyze disk space.

    https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free


  2. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 31,016 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-04-30T04:00:00.8333333+00:00

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for your post. Based on my research, apart from the apps’ size, Windows always have huge size of file cache in the system folder. For example, Cache files are generally located in a folder named “cache” or “temporary files” in your computer's file system. On Windows 10, these files are typically stored in the C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp folder.  the easiest way to determine where the disk space is being used is using a 3rd party tool such as TreeSize Free, WizTree Free, or WinDirStat. These tools let you scan your drive to find the largest files and determine how to properly deal with them.

    Note: If you're running a non-Microsoft antivirus/antimalware product, Microsoft Defender Antivirus goes into disabled mode automatically. When you uninstall the non-Microsoft antivirus/antimalware software, Microsoft Defender Antivirus should return to active mode automatically.

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue


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