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Size on Disk

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by stongest, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. stongest

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    Why does windows vista report that the size on disk of a folder is smaller then the Size? See attached file for example.
     

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  2. TechB

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    Going by the name of the folder are some of the files in it compressed (i.e. .zip)? Vista may be showing the uncompressed size of the files.
     
  3. vesselle

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    it isn't just vista.
    try checking the difference between any folders on any version of windows and there's always a discrepancy.
     
  4. stongest

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    Thanks guys. I think that is what it was... just never noticed in XP before!

    Is there a way I can mark this post as answered?
     
  5. TechB

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    That's true but usually the difference is the other way around. Usually the Size is smaller than the Size on disk because the file takes up X number of clusters so some extra space is used. How much depends on the custer size.
     
  6. Eriksrocks

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    Go to Thread Tools > Mark Solved. :)
     
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