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I have just taken off personal files from my hard drive to a back up drive, the drive is now empty of all files including hidden files but is showing 9.3gb of space being used.

My recycle bin is empty and I've just deleted temporary files and I don't encrypt files

Why is that?!

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Well, the OS takes up space! –  Dave Jan 7 '13 at 16:51
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I assume that you are not referring to the drive that has your OS installed right? Are there any folders in the drive? What OS are you using? –  terdon Jan 7 '13 at 16:54
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this isn't on the main drive and there are no folders there. Its windows 7 –  Aasim Azam Jan 7 '13 at 23:13
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If you open an elevated Command Prompt window, type D: <Enter> dir/a/s, what do you see? –  Karan Jan 7 '13 at 23:28
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@AasimAzam it is perfectly acceptable on this site to answer your own question and accept it if you figured it out yourself. –  Scott Chamberlain Jan 8 '13 at 7:26

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Most likely this is from hidden system files like the System Restore Image

Go to your System Properties page by clicking Advanced System Settings from the system info page.

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from there go to your sytem protection tab and check that protection is set to off

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its already all off –  Aasim Azam Jan 7 '13 at 23:17

Could be shadow copies... go to My Computer, right-click any drive, go to Properties, and check the Shadow Copies tab.

Also, it could be files in the Recycle Bin, if you deleted something and haven't emptied it yet.

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that is all done –  Aasim Azam Jan 8 '13 at 0:35
    
Maybe it's just the MFT and NTFS journal. –  Bigbio2002 Jan 8 '13 at 0:36

I recommend scanning the drive with WinDirStat which will show all your files, including NTFS based-ones.

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