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problem with space in hard disk...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sunny_ag, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. sunny_ag

    sunny_ag Thread Starter

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    Hii guys,

    this is my first post..... i am facing one problem....
    i am using windows XP professional...... i hav installed this in c:\> ....... the problem is when i am at root of c: and do ctrl+A and see the properties it shows.... 4.35 gb used space.... and when doing right click on c: and check the properties it shows... 6.40gb used space...

    why there is difference of 2 gb?????

    and i doubt it shouldn't be 6.40gb coz i hav only installed XP in this drive..... for program files i hav made a separate drive....
     
  2. devil_himself

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    well ... Ctrl + A does not select the hidden files

    Hidden files contain files like pagefile ...etc etc which are big in size
    Thats why you are having problem

    go to folder options to show hidden files and then ctrl + A to selct all the files and then check the size
     
  3. Elvandil

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    Have you enabled the viewing of hidden files?
     
  4. sunny_ag

    sunny_ag Thread Starter

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    yaa, view hidden file is enabled...
     
  5. ozrom1e

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    What is happening even though all of the directories are highlighted what is being shown with ctrl-A is just the total of the directory minus the content of the directories where when doing properties it shows the total of everything including the file content of the directories.

    Your computer is just fine not to worry.
     
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