lost space on hard disk after reset windows 10

I've done a system restart after installing windows 10. However I've lost a big amount of space on my harddisk and I don't know how to get it back. I've looked at other threads on this website but couldn't find a solution.

Here are two images, one you can see there is enough space, another saying there is no space.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2ualcpqwp5m8op/Tree%20size.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/elkqnw363ggllth/system%20management.png?dl=0

What can I do to get back the space?

Thank you in advance
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  1. Have you tried doing a disk clean up?

    In Windows Explorer, right-thinking on the C: drive and choose properties.

    One of the tabs that appears has a Clean Up button. Press that to start disk clean up. There is a button that allows you to delete old system files (I can't remember exactly what the button is off the top of my head, sorry).

    You might find that there's a lot of space used by previous Windows installations or something.
  2. Yes, I have tried a regular disk cleanup, it gave me 90mb of free space..i've also tried defragmentation although it was a restart..

    I insalled minitool partition wizard due to another thread

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kut1861u994355k/minitool.png?dl=0

    however, I have no idea what to do with it
  3. inspirondell1545 said:
    Yes, I have tried a regular disk cleanup, it gave me 90mb of free space..i've also tried defragmentation although it was a restart..

    I insalled minitool partition wizard due to another thread

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kut1861u994355k/minitool.png?dl=0

    however, I have no idea what to do with it


    Did you press the "Clean up system files" button?
  4. Hmm. I see something strange is going on.

    Windows disk management and the mini tool both suggest you are using around 100Gb of a 500Gb disk.

    It's the Tree Size app that's confusing things, as that's suggesting your are only using 30ish Gb.

    Either way, you appear to have plenty of space.
  5. StuartMayor said:
    Hmm. I see something strange is going on.

    Windows disk management and the mini tool both suggest you are using around 100Gb of a 500Gb disk.

    It's the Tree Size app that's confusing things, as that's suggesting your are only using 30ish Gb.

    Either way, you appear to have plenty of space.


    Yes I pressed the "clean up system files" button, but it didn't free much space. It appears to be indicating a loss of space, but mabye there is no loss?

    Thank you for your help. If you know what else I could do I would gladly hear it. For now I will just use the laptop and see where this takes me. Maybe another restart?
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