WINDOWS XP displaying wrong Info

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Hi,

I have win XP pro. I have a 3.99 gig HD. wHEN i go to check how much space I have left on my comp, it says 342meg. But when I select all the folders in my C: and go to properties, it says that it is only a total of 1.91 gig. How come this is displaying the wrong information.
 
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hmmmm, sorry, I don't even like my answer above.

go to the command prompt in xp

type dir /s

this will generate a list of every file on the computer, may take a bit. When it gets to the end it will give you a little more detail on used and free space

viewing folder properties for size is misleading to me, folders within folders tend to hide used space, etc.
 
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