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Windows 7: less theoretical amount of D capacity than actual !

03 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
less theoretical amount of D capacity than actual !

my system is newly formatted ... i kept a back up in D - if this info helps you - .

the amount of free space in D drive is theoretically less than actually !




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03 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What is your question? How big is the drive/partition supposed to be?
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03 Dec 2012   #3

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

in the left pic , the used space in 42 GB ....
in the right pic , it writes that 111 GB free of 232 GB which means 121 is used .
the two pics show infos that are in contrast !
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03 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

The photo on the left only shows the properties of the Doc folder, not the entire partition.
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03 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make sure you have hidden files visible on explorer options. The difference may be due to those files being stored somewhere.
Often Windows creates the hidden folder "system volume information" that contains the system restore data, which can take quite a big amount of space.
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03 Dec 2012   #6

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Also if you have any system images on there they will report as 0 bytes when they are infact many GBs, just a thought
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03 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Hidden Item?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The photo on the left only shows the properties of the Doc folder, not the entire partition.
All of the visible folders are highlighted.

The title bar of the "Properties" window also indicates that multiple items are selected.
If it was just the "Documents" folder, the title bar would say "Documents Properties".

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Also if you have any system images on there they will report as 0 bytes when they are infact many GBs, just a thought
Agreed.
Have the pagefile and hibernation file been moved to that drive?
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04 Dec 2012   #8

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The photo on the left only shows the properties of the Doc folder, not the entire partition.
no, it shows all
because i manually calculated it gave 34 GB .. plus 7 GB in the briefcase = 40
the briefcase wont its size by just passing over , going inside reveals
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04 Dec 2012   #9

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Make sure you have hidden files visible on explorer options. The difference may be due to those files being stored somewhere.
Often Windows creates the hidden folder "system volume information" that contains the system restore data, which can take quite a big amount of space.
that is what i dont know , if the hidden files are not included in this simple way of calculation .... you may be right
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04 Dec 2012   #10

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Also if you have any system images on there they will report as 0 bytes when they are infact many GBs, just a thought
may be , but the system is formatted 24 Hrs back !
maybe when i asked the repair man to backup my data , there might be system images involved in what he backedup ...
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