Question Windows thinks I have less space on my drive than I actually do

james3906

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Hi,
Recently had some problems with playing a game on the Xbox Game Pass, so decided to uninstall it. However, Windows still believes I have the game installed as I can search for it and it will appear but I cannot open it or do anything else. It won't appear in the Add or Remove programs section either. After doing a WinDirStat search on my drive it believes I have used only 800GB's and the Forza game files can't be seen. However Windows says that I only have 30GB's remaining on my 1TB drive. I've ran a chkdsk in safe mode which hasn't fixed the problem either?
Any suggestions on how to get this space back?
 

james3906

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The forum wont seem to let me upload the screencaps?
But, after running WinDirStat in Administrator, I can now see the file in WindowsApps. But I have heard online that when you change the permissions of the folder it can break the Xbox app?
 

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The forum wont seem to let me upload the screencaps?
But, after running WinDirStat in Administrator, I can now see the file in WindowsApps. But I have heard online that when you change the permissions of the folder it can break the Xbox app?
Right.
Upload your pics to imgur.com and post the link here.

Change nothing until we out here can see what you see.
 

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