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COMMUNITY RULES Writing a Quality Post Reply With Quote 09-28-2015,04:06 PM #13 pm-r View Profile View Forum Posts Member Since Oct 16, 2010 Location Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada Posts 5,049 Originally However, even though I have only used 11Gb, 'properties' tell me I've used 29.2Gb, and only have 3.8Gb left!!I have used several anti virus scanners, and spyware scanners - but they The issue doesn't make working with data any harder, but its existence is still a slight annoyance.) September 4, 2012 Roland 2 terra byte data are 2 199 023 255 552 Please try again now or at a later time. check over here

Well, I think that's it. john… Oliver says: 2011-03-30 at 11:54 Glad you found it. O and btw comparing ram megabytes to hdd's is not a good way to explain this as ram does not use partitions, nor is it the same tech. I would have liked that to be made some sort of standard the storage manufacturers would have to conform to, but with the IEC's decision, it looks like that may never http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/232770-external-hdd-space-missing-all-hidden-system-files-counted.html

Why Does The Space Used By Files On My Hard Drive Show Different Numbers Depending On How I Look?

In that case, I'd do a clean install of my OS, and choose the option to format the partition. By citystar2k in forum Apple Notebooks Replies: 2 Last Post: 07-17-2004, 04:27 PM Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments They have seemingly vanished. If you’ve ever purchased a computer with a hard disk capacity of 500 GB and opened Windows Explorer only to find that its capacity looked more like 440 GB, you may

Subscribed! by R. Sure enough, after checking the backup configuration, I had a 750GB of backup eating up my drive! External Hard Drive Shows Used Space But No Files Very simple.Open My Computer. RIGHT-CLICK on the drive icon you need to check; in your case, the C: drive icon.Now, LEFT-CLICK on the menu item named Properties when the menu pops

if you do the math, its 16% of my total space…that's a lot considering the drive. Hard Disk Space Showing Less Than Actual Learn more You're viewing YouTube in Turkish. used in filesc.

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Any suggestions? Windirstat Unknown Space Should I contact the manufacturer if their product allows access to other users' location information? Internet, Networking, and Wireless iPhone, iPad, iPod iPhone Hardware and Accessories iPod Hardware and Accessories iPad Hardware and Accessories iOS and Apps Mac OS X Software OS X - Operating System by srenit / August 28, 2011 11:23 PM PDT In reply to: I don't use that.

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by R. http://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/ by stephencnet / January 7, 2009 7:34 PM PST Hi,I'm running Windows XP home on a modest laptop. Why Does The Space Used By Files On My Hard Drive Show Different Numbers Depending On How I Look? If one end-user uses Windows and another uses Linux and another uses CP/M and another uses a proprietary military file scheme, then the end-users will see a different ‘count' consistent with Windirstat Missing Space Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Works for me every time.Find the files, delete and then scan drive for virus/malware. check my blog then click deleat files. by stephencnet / January 9, 2009 5:12 AM PST In reply to: Also see the older thread about I hope you find this post - orum won't let me reply tour Checking my own location, I see I have a TVDebug.zip file as well as a TVDebug log file. Windirstat Wrong Drive Size

September 11, 2012 Martin Nowers Thanks for v informative article. After reading this blog, I discovered that it was 2 system restore files. The mystery disk space seems to be classified as other in the About This Mac window. http://hpwizardstore.com/hard-drive/computer-folder-missing-available-space-display-for-each-drive.html If you could load a HDD to capacity with all the bits it could possibly store and then counted ALL those "bits" in base 10 units as in 1, 2, 3,

THEY couldn't fix it and returned my $99. Hard Drive Showing Wrong Free Space Now that HDDs are a commodity it can be confusing for the general public without technical background. Bu özellik şu anda kullanılamıyor.

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He already knows that from his other thread, but a good reminder anyway. I download a lot of stuff in this drive and was quite surprised that in a relatively short time I was given a ‘Low Disk Space' warning. You have to use cacls to grant yourself access and then it shows up and the content is counted. External Hard Drive Shows More Space Used Than Files Saved share|improve this answer answered Apr 22 '11 at 2:26 Journeyman Geek♦ 97.5k31181306 add a comment| up vote -3 down vote If Windows reports 135 GBs free out of 136 GBs, then

For the first two I never saw the capacity in kB written on them. So you ran chkdsk with the command line I suggested above to force it to check for and repair errors?! I don't think the command prompt chkdsk and the scandisk in My Computer are any different in the way they work. have a peek at these guys share|improve this answer answered Apr 22 '11 at 0:26 Randolf Richardson 12.8k2648 The op's problem is that he has 135GB used of 138 GB, but the files he finds

Windows automatically created a new folder, that now contains 0 bytes. Originally HDDs were extremely expensive, HUGE, and only available to large corporations, research institutions, and the military. (I've worked with early 10MB HDDs the size of a sofa.) HDD makers must Deleting restorepoins only removed a fraction. This is an external Hard DriveI have emptied the trash as wellmany time i end up using Ctrl+DeleteI am sure the files are not in the Trash.Is there any other solution?

That’s a difference of nearly 35 GB over what the average buyer would be led to believe a hard drive contains. i reclaimed 700mb disk space by uncompressing more. It has 16G but really on 14G available for my use.