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Misreporting of space used/free.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jdsmort, Sep 18, 2006.

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  1. jdsmort

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    W 2000 is installed on a 10 gig partition, which is reported to use 6.7gigs of space.
    However the drive properties report 9.36 gigs used, and 414 megs free.
    I have already checked the MFT usage... very small, and used treesize to check used space.
    Treesize reports the drive treesize as 6,832 MB... 6.8 gigs, if you like.
    A large discrepancy.... where has the 2.5 gigs of space disappeared to?
    No... no pagefile.sys, or hyberfile... Pagefile is on another partition.Found that Norton SystemWorks created Folder in Recycler is the problem. It reports 3 gig in NProtect folder, but these files cannot be deleted... Error message says "Cannot delete xxxxxxx Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and filename"
    This folder is a result of Systemworks setting up a "Nortons protected Recycle Bin", but after Systemworks was removed, this remained.
     
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