Odd free space inconsistency between drives

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  1. Posts : 4,566
    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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  2. Posts : 43
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
    Thread Starter

    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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