How to Fix Hard Disk Full But No Files in Windows 10

My Hard Disk Full But No Files in Windows 10: Why and How to Fix? It is very annoying when the hard disk full but no files in Windows 10 occurs. I will introduce you to three effective methods to solve this problem. [dervish.png] By Dervish [twitter.png] / Last Updated April 20, 2021 The case: hard disk full but no files "I have a desktop system, and when I open it, a pop-up window prompts that my C drive is almost full. Before I searched, I thought some programs or movies or other data took up space. But there was nothing, no movies, music, and pictures. There are no large files except Windows 10, Office. I have opened program files, temporary (empty), Windows, download files. Nothing looks big or inappropriate. Can anyone tell me what should I do? " Reasons and consequences of hard disk full but no files in Windows 10 Like the above example, when we use the computer at work or at work, we may encounter this prompt: the hard disk on Windows 10, 8, and 7 systems is full, if it is not handled in time, it may affect the hard disk operating speed and service life. But after searching, we found that there are no large files. Why does it say that the hard disk is full because the file cannot be found? This is most likely caused by the following reasons: ? The hard disk is infected with a virus, and the virus has the ability to replicate itself. Not only can it take up space and destroy data, but the user can't find it. ? There are many hidden files on the hard disk. This kind of file may be a backup automatically generated by some programs. These hidden files can also take up space, but the user cannot find out if the hidden files are set up. ? There may be a technical or logical system error. ? The disk format must be set for each disk. Generally, the most commonly used disk formats are divided into NTFS and FAT32. The FAT32 format theoretically supports partitions up to 32G, but no matter how big the partition is, it can be divided, but it will cause space problems. And a single file capacity exceeding 4G will prompt insufficient disk space. But NTFS supports partitions up to 2T, and the capacity of a single file can exceed 4G. So it is very likely that your disk format is FAT32 to cause hard disk full but no files. Just convert FAT32 to NTFS to solve this problem. Fixes for hard disk full but no files in Windows 10 After understanding the basic situation of hard disk full but no files, you may be eager to know how to solve this problem. Don't worry, I will introduce the solutions for you one by one below. ?Use anti-virus software to check and kill viruses You can use anti-virus software to perform a full scan on the hard disk. If you are encountering a virus or malware attack, please run a powerful anti-virus software, and then perform a thorough disk scan to clear all the chaos caused by it. After scanning, clean up all disks and then free up disk space. ?Make hidden files show Opening the system reminding you of the full disk in "My Computer", in the upper left "Tools", find the "File Options Folder", and then find the second option "View", in the advanced settings, find "Show hidden files, folders and drives", click "Apply". At this time, all hidden files have been displayed. Delete unnecessary files to free up space according to your own needs. ?Use CHKDSK to check the error system If there is a technical or logical system error, the CHKDSK utility can solve it. These system errors may cause the hard disk to malfunction and display the wrong disk space. Specific steps are as follows: Step 1. Press the Windows + R keys at the same time. The dialog box, that is, the run dialog box, will appear on the screen. Type cmd inbox and click "OK" to continue. Step 2. In the next Windows command prompt, enter chkdsk [drive letter]: / f / r / x. chkdsk /f shows the process of scanning the drive, chkdsk /r finds bad sectors and recovers data, and chkdsk /x means to force the volume to run. ?Convert FAT32 to NTFS with data loss AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is a powerful partition manager that will help you convert FAT32 to NTFS without losing data. Download Demo Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP Secure Download Tip:The Pro version requires a fee, you can download the DEMO version to try it out first. Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Right-click the disk you want to convert and go(takes “H” as example)to “Advanced” >“Convert to NTFS”. Step 2. Select covert to NTFS and click “OK”. Step 3. At this time, you can see that the H drive has been converted from FAT32 to NTFS, and don’t forget to click “Apply”. PS.: Since AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro can convert FAT32 to NTFS, it can also convert NTFS to FAT32. In addition, it can also convert system disks between MBR and GPT, and the operation is very simple. For more features, please see AOMEI Partition Assistant Features. If your operating system is Windows Server, it is recommended that you use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to safely manage the hard disks and partitions on the server computer. Conclusion If you finish reading the above content, I believe you have a certain understanding of the basic knowledge of the hard disk is full but there is no file in Windows. You can choose the corresponding method according to your needs. Hope this article can help you.

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