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Windows 7: Odd free space inconsistency between drives

16 Jun 2014   #11
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Huh, interesting. Thanks.

I found out the reason. My external drive is fat 32. I think it has to be ntfs


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16 Jun 2014   #12
Xirix

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Okay I reformatted and backed up the files again, chkdsk is coming back with the correct amount of files now, but instead of having less free space than my internal, I now have 11 gigs or so MORE free space on the external, again.. I checked the files by selecting them all and going to properties, exact same size.

Perhaps there's for some reason 11 gigs of files I don't see on my internal, but my internal is pretty new, it shouldn't have years of random crap on it. (Also it;s not the OS drive)

I'm happy I somehow now have more free space on my external, but I am still very confused.

From what I can tell the file allocation size is the same for both drives (if that's relevant).

It's not security protected... very confused.
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