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Windows 7: Can't view folder size on backup drive with Explorer


19 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
 
 
Can't view folder size on backup drive with Explorer

When I backup to an external USB drive, Explorer shows the 2 folders created (WindowsImageBackup and MYNAME-PC) as having 0 bytes, 0 files and 0 folders when right clicking those folders and looking at Properties.
Yet, if I right click the drive icon, Properties shows the drive with 15GB of used space.
Is this normal? I'm not using third party software for the backup.


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19 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Yes it is normal. Windows Explorer does not go where it does not have permission to go.
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23 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
 
 

Thanks. The link helped shed a little light on it.
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