Storage says its full but no data exists

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My local disk(F) is empty as i haven't kept any files over there.However, the storage says its full, a section of folder namely others has acquired around 83 gb of my storage. What can i do?? Is this a virus??

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Check if the files are not in hidden mode.

Click on "Start" -->Run --> Type cmd and press Enter.

Here I assume your pendrive drive letter as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* --> Press Enter

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Replace the letter g with your drive letter.

Now check your pen drive for the files.

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Run check disk command to fix the issue, I believe the drive is affected by the virus.
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What kind of virus would that be?
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