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Q: difference in folder size and drive size

hey i am venkatesh,
in my system the drive C: has a size of 24 GB and used space is around 21GB and if i see the size of all the folders in it (including the hidden folders) the size is around 16 GB..
i don't no this comes under which type of problem ....

CAN ANYBODY HELP????

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

A:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.



EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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Hello,

My name is Alex and I bought a powerful laptop 2 years ago, but with a small C drive. I've later bought a second inside HDD, but now I struggle tu keep at least 10 GB free on C drive so the computer can run smoothly.

My problem is that when I right click on the C drive there is about 5GB free, but when I select all the folders from the inside of C drive, it says that there are only about 75GB used.

So please tell me what to do, or what's the issue with this huge difference.

Alex

A:Huge size difference between C drive and the its folders.

Use WizTree free to see what it shows.
They have a Portable Zip available, no install needed.

Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

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Hi
Thank you for taking the time to read my query.
I just restored a bkf file and the restored folder is smaller than the original bkf file. I need to delete the bkf file which is 12 GB but don't want to until I am sure all the files were restored.
I would like to figure out which files were not restored.
Is there any way to figure out which files are missing. After I restored the files, the report says that hardlinks could not be transferred but does not the size of them. The bkf file size is 33,754,314 bytes larger than the restored file,but the bkf file "size on disk"is 19, 099,648 bytes smaller than the restored folder!!!
When I left click on the bkf file and select properties it does not tell me how many files are in the bkf file only the bytes.

Is there any freeware/program that will tell me the number of files in the bkf properties dialogue box? Or even better let me look at the size and number of files in the three main folders I backed up.? I can not access/explore the bkf file only restore it. That would solve my problem. My backup tree is C:sharedhardlinkdata>beth>documents and settings>beth> and then 3 folders underneath
Thank you

A:bkf files:restored folder's size differs from size of bkf file

Try this

WinMerge

or

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/

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My 32GB Windows 10 Home PC (recently upgraded from 8.1) is low on disk space. I deleted Windows.old and I have hibernation disabled. Apart from a few browsers, very little else is installed, yet I only have 11.7GB left?

One reason may be the size of the Windows folder:
Size 14.7GB
Size on Disk 9.91GB

From my calculations, Windows appears to be using the higher figure in determining available disk space.

Why is 'Size' so much greater than 'Size on Disk', can I do anything about it? I have a similar 8.1 machine, it does not have this disparity (12.4GB and 12.3GB).

What would be a normal 'Size' for a Windows folder on Windows 10 Home PC very recently upgraded from 8.1 i.e. with few, if any Windows live updates run ?

A:Windows Folder Size greater than Size on Disk

I imagine its because windows compresses some system files currently it may be using 9gb but with all files uncompressed you may be looking at 14 which is why it uses the higher value

Windows 10 will save disk space and no longer require a recovery partition | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows

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I've been wanting to see how much space folders take up, like how Disks display them when you open My Computer. Is there such an addon to Explorer, or recommend any free apps that do this?

Pic attached is of Disks, but I want Folders to do the same thing:

A:Folder Size, like Disk Size addon/app?

Hi

Try foldersizes (paid not free)
this one though is free
regards

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Hello, I want what's inside the external hard drive, to look the same no matter the pc it's plugged into.
So, I found how to change Folder Icons permanently from another thread,..
Now, what remains is changing the folder view, or else the icons won't be clear, so is that even possible?
PS. I know it's kinda OCD ..

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I did some research , and found that it was possible on windows xp via the "desktop.ini" through "FolderType=string" (eg: pictures, videos), but it seems it's impossible on windows 7.
The reason is that the " Show Common Tasks" in Folder options has been removed from windows 7.

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When I backup to an external USB drive, Explorer shows the 2 folders created (WindowsImageBackup and MYNAME-PC) as having 0 bytes, 0 files and 0 folders when right clicking those folders and looking at Properties.
Yet, if I right click the drive icon, Properties shows the drive with 15GB of used space.
Is this normal? I'm not using third party software for the backup.

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Yes it is normal. Windows Explorer does not go where it does not have permission to go.

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I've been working on a thorough system cleanup in an attempt to get my hard drive usage down to a minimum. The Windows folder (C: Windows) has been by biggest obstacle. I couldn't believe it was taking up 22GB of space even after running both CCleaner and Windows Disk Cleanup. I've been reading and researching all night, both on this forum and elsewhere and the answer appears to be that "winsxs" (inside the Windows folder and now at 11GB on my system) is designed to continue growing endlessly as it adds more dll files every time you install a program and it never deletes the files even after you've uninstalled the program. This explains why I see reports of people's Windows folder ranging from 10MB to 34MB. Wow, I remember just a couple years ago when WindowsXP, all my programs, documents, photos and audio files only took up 20 to 25GB.

I'm not inclined to be a complainer or criticize people who have built an entire operating system when I still struggle to point, click and make a program work. I'm thoroughly impressed with people who can design, program and create such an impressive and infinitely complex object as an operating system. Nevertheless, it does strike my simplistic, common sense mind as being a bit regressive to go from an OS (XP) that takes up 7GB on my old system to one (7) that takes up 22GB on my new system - and all to run pretty much the same software and do pretty much the same things, at least from a users point of view.

So if I'm understand... Read more

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hi and welcome to the forums

here is a good program to see what disk space is being used in real time, its called windirstat link >>>> WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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I'm running windows vista on a dell xps m1330. I've been trying to reduce the used space on my hard drive and locate what is using up most of it. It appears that the cause is my Itunes Music Folder. The first time i checked the size that the folder was, it said 97 GB. So I looked through it and the size of individual folders did not seem to add up. Then I checked the folder size again and it had changed to 47 GB. Does anybody have any idea what might be causing this?
 

A:Hard Drive Used Space (Itunes music folder keeps changing size???)

kamikazemike6 said:


I'm running windows vista on a dell xps m1330. I've been trying to reduce the used space on my hard drive and locate what is using up most of it. It appears that the cause is my Itunes Music Folder. The first time i checked the size that the folder was, it said 97 GB. So I looked through it and the size of individual folders did not seem to add up. Then I checked the folder size again and it had changed to 47 GB. Does anybody have any idea what might be causing this?Click to expand...

could be anything from deleted files that didnt get removed until reboot, to a back stored in the wrong place. we need more info

Ken J
 

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Hi,
I have 2 DC's and installed with ATA Lightweight Gateway version: 1.7.5402.41928. But when I check in the Program Size i.e. Under
Control Panel > Program and Features. I observe the following in both the DC Machines:

DC 1 ATA Lightweight Gateway Size:129 MBDC 2 ATA Lightweight Gateway Size:233 MB
Why there's a difference in the ATA Gateway Size in both the dc machines?

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we have one site that has created an excel document that they use to log all the invoices. a new page for each invoice.

Very simple layout the company address at the top. then the invoice address, then the items charged. and at the bottom the bank details for payment.

No special features. 3 invoices/pages equal 490Kb.

I hvae copied each invoice ad pasted into my own excel and my file size is only 192Kb, which seems more reasonable.

Why is theirs so massive? for last month the file got to 90Mb!!!!!

Can someone help me?
 

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Hi all,

I got to notice that some digital devices (particularly MPx players; 3<x<10), have this issue. Accessing the memory size from the device gives a different result from doing the same task from a system when the device is connected to it.

Could it be the firmware? Or what can be responsible? And what can be done?

Help wanted. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Difference in Memory size report

What memory size? Your system has the same memory under all circumstances and it never changes. Sometimes the video memory is included in a number and sometimes not.
 

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my friends laptop's lcd was cracked so it doesn't work anymore and hes thinking about selling it for like $40. i saw a 15.6 lcd (same size) a few days ago on ebay selling for about $25 bucks. i think it was pulled from a HP and his is a toshiba and i was wondering how compatible are lcds if they're the same size? do they all have different plugs? if so what would the names be?
 

A:is there any difference between laptop lcds even if they are the same size?

Actually,you would need to remove the lcd and get the part number from it.
They are fairly proprietary,but the are usually more than one part number
that will fit a particular laptop.
Most ebay listings include the part number.
You might be able to get a part number by seaching for the lcd on the
web for the laptop model number.
 

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While shopping for a good monitor, I found that they sometimes said things like " 22" (20" viewable) ". What does this mean?
 

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2/11/09

To whoever,

I had Norton Internet Security 2008. The main program was (according to "Add or Remove Programs") about 52 MB and then there were two installations of "Live Update" for a total of about 22 MB. Now, with 2009, the main program is about 11 MB and there is a file by Symantec called "Symantec Technical Support Web Controls." I don't know what this program does, (it only gets loaded when NIS09 is installed, so I assume it's related to NIS). It's about 9 MB.

I can't believe a package of size (about) 20 MB can do the job of a package of (about) 75 MB, let alone do it better. Is it magic?

Please tell me if this should be a concern.

Thank you,

royeo
 

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Hi to all.
Can we change taskbar icons' size to a specific size other than two default windows defined sizes?
Tnx.

A:change taskbar icon size to specific size other than small or large?

The guy here told me about two dock apps. See if you like it. I didn't and am still looking into customizing the size of the icons...
Can you specify a custom taskbar icon size?

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150% size zoom in corrupts Chrome and Adobe Reader - Windows Forum - Computer Support Forums
I have my Windows set to 150% zoom (otherwise it becomes hard to aim at the little buttons in order to click them) It's really nice to have the buttons really big in the list of options that come up when I press the Windows button on the left of Alt button.

But the problem is that it blows up Chrome and Adobe Reader so that it almost becomes unuseable.

Firefox and Internet Explorer is ok. Foxit Reader is ok.

Also, time to time the Chrome appears ok when I log in (not sure about Adobe Reader) but then when I sign out and log in again the overblownness appears again.

A:150% size zoom in makes Chrome and Adobe Reader overblown size

My experience is that the 150% only really works if you are using a high resolution, say 1920x1080.

If your native resolution is much lower than that you are going to get bleed over ... text running outside of the buttons they are meant to label... stuff like that.

Have you tried just using large icons instead of blowing up all text and buttons?

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I have Win XP SP2, all updated, Word 2002, SP3.

Choosing say A4 for page setup, setting it to 100% and viewing as Print layout, at 100% used to give a screen size page which was actually equal to A4 ie 21cm x 29.7cm.

For some time now, the screen size is now larger than that - the ruler at the top and bottom shows the marking as being 21cm x 29.7cm, but the cm units on the ruler are marked off at larger than cm units, consequently the screen size page is larger than actual.

This is annoying as it is not an accurate representation of the page layout for things on the page relative to each other.

Any ideas what has caused this and how to fix?
 

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Hello Friends,
                      We have DELL R730 servers running windows 2012 R2 and we are using microsoft windows backup option to backup our servers everyday. I used to check backup of our servers everyday and I've noticed that the wbadmin shows backup successful and data transferred 502 GB whereas the actual file location has 700 gb of data with 4 hard disk image file. I am having this issue for long time and whenever I see this, I delete my backup files, run backup manually and reconfigure backup schedule. This function is wokrking fine for next 3 or 4 days (means wbadmin and backup files are as same size) and again I am getting the same issue. Backup files are huge compared to the one showing in wbadmin (More 200gb).
What cause this to be happened all the time ? How can I stop windows occupying huge space ? Actually if the space in wbadmin and original location are same, I dont have any issue. I suspect the backup functionality on my servers. Please advise   

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Hello there, and thank you for viewing my thread!

After formatting my PC, I have made a fresh back up of all of my data onto my external hard drive (as you do). The problem I have, is that the external hard drive is showing as pretty much full, but there's nowhere near that much data on it!

I did a little bit of digging, and noticed that when I right click a folder on the external hard drive and go to 'Properties' that the size of the file shows as one value and the size on disk value is significantly larger in most cases.

In some cases, both values do not reflect the actual size of the file on my desktop.

The ExHD is in ExFat format, and I'm assuming it's something to do with the way it's formatted, I just don't know how to fix it. I've tried it a couple of different ways, with different 'Allocation Unit Size's, but for how long it takes to complete the back-up's each time I'd rather just ask for help and find out where I'm going wrong.

If anyone could help me sort this out I'd really appreciate it.

I edit a lot of home movies of my daughter, some video files are as large as 10GB so I cannot use the 4GB file size maximum given by NTFS.

Thank you so much!

 

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Hello Friends,

Over the past few days I have noticed that my Folder Properties (Right Click > Properties) doesn't show the 'folder size' or the 'number of files/folders' the folder contains.

In the General Tab of the Folder Properties the following is displayed:

Size : 0 bytes
Size on disk : 0 bytes
Contains: 0 Files, 0 Folders

Everything else works fine. This problem is specific to the folders. In case of files all details are shown as usual.
In fact when I bring my mouse over the folders the tool tips DO show the folder size and also names of files they contain.

Also this is not because of the folder being empty or anything as this problem is for ALL folders invariably including the Windows folder.
I have tried using Command Prompt. The 'dir' command can list the folder size with no problems.
I also have all requisite permissions as I am the admin. Also UAC etc. is in place.

Additional Details: I have no problems moving folders, copy pasting etc. whatsoever and the computer is working totally fine. Only this problem stumps me.

Please help.

A:Folder Properties General Tab doesn't show Folder 'Size', 'Contains'

nomal and annoying behavior of Win 7.

If you really need to know the size of a folder, you can use a powershell script or, easier, for normal-user is:
Use TreeSize Free which is one my favorite little program jewels.
JAM Software - Windows Freeware

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Not sure which sub-forum to post this; apologies.

I want to print this image, 1:1 precisely: http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-conten...hone-scale.pdf

In Europe we use the A4 image size; and I guess the original was formatted to US paper size (different). I am not a printing expert; do I need any sizing or adjustments?

To add insult to injury I even do not own a printer; I have to bring this thing to a print shop and possibly instruct them accordingly. By the law of large numbers, the print shop will likely use Windows; the 7th.

A:How to print image from US paper size to A4 size 1:1, precisely?

The print shop should have no problem adjusting the print size on there equipment.
The adjustment are not made with Windows 7 they are made with the printer program that came with the printers they use.

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So I need to resize a photo and then print it on my 8 x 11? glass plate. Took a pic of legal size document and that?s what I?m working with. Maybe the image is already reduced to letter size. Printed it but it came out super tiny. Tried several things including photo editor apps. I gave up and planned to go to library. Good thing I called first...closed due to COVID of course! Have a tight deadline and going a little batty. The pixel and dpi fields on photo editor are not user-friendly for me. Can you please help?
 

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Hackers Target Microsoft JPEG Hole

Tue Sep 28,10:00 AM ET
Paul Roberts, IDG News Service

Malicious hackers are seeding Internet news groups that traffic in pornography with JPEG images that take advantage of a recently disclosed security hole in Microsoft's software, according to warnings from antivirus software companies and Internet security groups.

The reports are the first evidence of public attacks using the critical flaw, which Microsoft identified and patched on September 14. Users who unwittingly download the poison images could have remote control software installed on their computers that gives remote attackers total control over the machine, experts warn.
The images were posted in a variety of Internet news groups where visitors post and share pornographic images or "binaries." The altered JPEG images were posted to groups such as "alt.binaries.erotica.breasts" on Monday by someone using the e-mail address "[email protected]," according to information published on the online security discussion group Bugtraq and on Easynews.com, a Web portal for Usenet, the global network of news servers.

Corrupt Images

The corrupted JPEG images are indistinguishable from other images posted in the group, but contain a slightly modified version of recently released exploit code for the JPEG vulnerability called the "JPEG of Death" exploit, which appeared over the weekend, according to Johannes Ullrich, chief technology of... Read more

A:[size=4]you Better Apply Last Patch Microsoft Update[/size]

Thanks for the valuable information, Mimo2005.
 

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I use outlook for my hotmail email account. I have a distribution list with 42 contacts. I am able to send plain emails and emails with very small attachments to my group. I am trying to send an email with a 1.7mb one drive attachment and i get the above error. Please help
 

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I have finally decided to put my screen settings to 1024-768 or what ever that one is lol .. but my only problem now is the font size.. for example up top of this page where it says file,edit, view etc..is really small and same as the name thats down on my bar at the bottom of my screen where my open windows are they are really small and I want to make them bigger how do I do that? also .. my quick launch icons are super small can I make them bigger? I made the ones on my desktop bigger but can't figure out how to make the quick launch ones bigger.. can anyone help me please.. Ty.

SweetC
 

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Hi All,

I have a weird situation I don't understand and am concerned it may due to an infection and would like some advice.

The last two backups I performed using Acronis True Image WD edition are around twice the size as before and are around twice the size the program says the image will be when setting up the backup.

This started in Feb of this year. I have also noticed weird behavior of my wireless keyboard and mouse- sometimes not responding immediately. I have also been having intermittent freezing of the computer when left unattended.

I use Norton Internet Security and run Malwarebytes scan periodically but nothing has come up as a threat.

Any ideas how to figure out what the extra space in the backups is from and should I be concerned?

Running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Acronis True Image WD edition from 2009.
 

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Windows 10.

I am having much fun grappling with my displays. I say grapple because I CANNOT see the text!

I have a laptop, with a display that has up to 2048x resolution and an external monitor that does 1920x. I have tried to keep both set the same resolution so the mouse will easily go back and fort.

If I bump one setting, others seem to change. Like after an update too!

I need a script, to set, then set again, and again, the
display settings,
the custom scaling level, and
the "change only text size".

Keeping the monitor placement geometry the same would be great for me too.

Oh for a cross reference on Outlook 2013 to the system setting. I keep manipulating the view settings there too.

Probably to get started I could use a "settings display" script.

Help, please
d
 

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I cannot resize the address or search windows in Windows Explorer, Windows 7 Pro.  I do have the text size set up to 200%.  No, the user isn't blind, but this is one of those new Dell Laptops with the 3200x1800 resolution.  I have read in
other forums about setting the text to below 185%, but nothing official from Microsoft...  So, Microsoft, how do I resize these input boxes.


Thanks
Ken

A:How to re-size the explorer search box. - Large text size.

Hi,
According to my experience, high-DPI can cause strange behavior include toolbars, icons, and control buttons, though the link I shared with you previously doesn't include the issue about ratio between address box and search box, the symptom
is somewhat similiar to that.
I recommend that we turn on Windows update, and wait for an update which might address this issue, or as you mentioned, turn to a lower dpi as a temporarily workaround.


Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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As you can see from the screenshot , this is what i have had and continue to have as far as storage on my computer .

Judging from the screenshot what size SSD in terms of GB would you recommend ?

Thank you

A:Looking at my HD info what size SSD in terms of size to recommend ?

You're only using 30 GB.

If you don't figure that is going to grow significantly, 80 or maybe 120 ought to be plenty. You are the world's foremost authority on how fast your storage requirements might grow.

Mine is 80, growing at maybe 2 GB per year, mostly because of Windows updates. But I don't keep data on C.

Larger SSDs are somewhat faster, but I don't think you'd ever notice the difference except in a benchmark.

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After doing a lot of file management (backups, deletion of unnecessary files, defrag, etc) I was able to recover a substantial amount of space. When opening up Computer, I noticed that the size was only registering about 70GB free (out of 500). Knowing this couldn't be the case (I had found the directory my screen recorder saves to, apparently it records lossless avi at 1gb/minute) I did the usual right click on all the folders in root:\ and the size count was only 162GB, with hidden and system folders viewable. I found TweakNow PowerPack 10, which I had used for its Disk Usage Analyzer. That came up with only 94GB used.

After those installs, the disk size jumped to 94GB free.

Attached is the Systweak file structure (only root:\*, so nothing personally identifiable), the [email protected] Hard Disk diagnostic (can't make much sense of it, I'm a computer guy but not that far into the really specific components), and the main Computer window and properties.

If you can make any sense of it, please let me know. Also, if you might need any other readings, just ask.

Thanks,

jmki1

EDIT:

Having problems with these photos. If you need them, let me know.

A:HDD size arrors, bad file size being reported

To post photos use the following:[img]yourphotolinkhere[/img]Host them at http://www.tinypic.com or your favorite photohosting place.

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I have MS Access 2010 & have a database that has been about 45 MB in size for 2 years. About a month ago I noticed it now is 67 MB. I compact & repair every time I save it which is twice a month. I've gone back & did a compact & repair on the 67 MB file but it does not change.

I must have looked at & changed something without realizing it. The actual number of records appears to be correct. How can examine and/or compare tables or other internals between the two sizes? I've seen a program called AccdbMerge come up on a few Google hits & was wondering if anyone ever used it?

And & all suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Access file size increased in size by 50%

The only reason I've seen for a database to get very large is when there is a picture (JPG file) used in a form. Apparently Access does not do a very good job with storing this type of data. Perhaps your database has an image stored as a data item in a table (or some other place.) Other than that...no idea why you should see such a large size.

Alternately, you can create a new empty database and then copy each object from your current database to the new one, one at a time, and check the size of the new database after each copy. That will at least identify which object is causing the problem.

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I want to increase the type font display size globally, for all applications & windows features, but I want to preserve the smaller desktop icon size. Is there any way to adjust them independently?

I know about the advanced display settings for window color & appearance, and that has some good settings, but it is not sufficient, because it does not change most instances of text as it displays in applications.

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Any way to change type size but NOT icon size?

Here's my whole list of font size change settings, one of which might provide the answer for you. You've probably tried some of them, but see if there's something here that might change the font size on those icons, without changing the size of the icons themselves:

1. This is the one of the main setting tools for setting various locations of Windows font sizes. Right-click on the Desktop and go to Personalize, Window Color and Appearance. Click on Advanced, and in the drop-down menu, select the item that controls the location where you wish to change the font size. (Note: the last one, Window, does not have an option to control font size.)

2. DPI - Right click on Desktop, Personalize, On Personalization Page, go to left column to: Adjust Font size ? DPI, DPI Scaling: Click on Large scale (120 DPI), and click Apply.

3. Screen Resolution: Right-click on the Desktop, choose Screen Resolution, click on the down-arrow at the end of the Resolution box, and pick the desired resolution. Check OK.

4. Display: Right-click on the Desktop, select Personalize, then Display. From the 3 settings: Small, Medium, Large, if screen defaults to Medium (125% size for font and images) and that?s too large, use Small for 100% size (aka ?normal?)

5. At the lower right hand corner of every IE web page, there?s a Zoom control that lets you increase the size of every web page, and it stays at that Zoom setting for every page until/unless you change it.

6. Open Internet Explorer, go to T... Read more

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I am running out of space on my system drive (120GB SSD with < 6GB remaining). It happened in only 12 months. I'd like to know where all that space went, which files are using it. So I'm looking for a way to rank files by size regardless of their folder location, largest-to-smallest, ideally without a full scan of the disk if there are internal indexes that have this info.
Thanks

P.S. Sometimes Windows seems confused. Microsoft Money Sunset edition is taking up 23TB, for example.

A:list all files, by size, larger than a specified size?

This application should help you find what programs are using the most space.

ShowSize Disk Space Analyzer - CNET Download.com

Scan your main drive root directory and you can then open up all the sub directories and it will list how much space each sub is using.

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I&#8217;ve downloaded a bunch of themes for XP and am having a problem loading some of them. Windows says that the file is over sized!

Is there an entry in the registry that will reset the size limitation? Or is it hard coded?
 

A:.msstyles file size? How to get over the size limitation

You are aware that you won't be able to use any themes that are not Microsoft on a normal machine, right? This is probably not really a size problem.
 

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Hello

I'm not sure what has happened but I went to create a system restore point earlier today only to find that the box where you type the description has shrunk down to an unreadable size as you can see below

Other programs don't seem to be affected, ie when naming/renaming files or installing programs into custom locations font size is normal. I don't know if it is only system restore that has this problem but it's the only program i've come across that is suffering.

Any ideas what has gone wrong or more importantly how to resize the type box so I can at least see what i'm typing?

Running win XP pro/SP3

Any help gratefully received

dimfja
 

A:Font size has shrunk to unreadable size

rIGHT CLICK ON A OPEN SPACE ON YOUR WIndows screen> click properties> apperance> font size
 

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Hello everyone,

Sorry for my English if I do make a mistake, but I am Dutch. I will do my best!

My question concerns the folder size in Vista. Normally the folder size by right clicking on the folder and choosing properties is exactly the same as when I 'go over' the folder with my mouse. However, there are some folders in the C drive where it is not the same, meaning that right clicking and choosing properties shows for example 3,4 GB. But when I go over the folder with my mouse it shows 3,8 GB. Can anyone tell me what the reason is and if/how I can fix this?

My second question concerns the following. When I right click on my C drive and choose properties it says that 27,6 Gb is in use. No problem so far... But when I take the different folders on the C drive this is 30,1 GB. For your info: I made the hidden files visible, so I am also able to see the recycle bin / pagefile.sys and hibernate.sys. When I take the size of the different folders and files this is 2,5 GB more than when I check the C drive itself. It's even more strange... The C drive is 30 GB. No problem if 27,6 GB is in use, like it says. But the size of the different folders and files is more than 30GB. It shouldn't be possible that it fits...

Can anyone help? Thanks!

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Hi, is there any option that can show folder size in win explorer? There is a column size but it only shows size of files inside the folder.

A:Folder size?

What exactly are you wanting to do??

The size of the files inside would be the size of the folder.

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I use Win 98 SE, have Norton's System Works 2003, Office 97 suite and have a 20 GB HD. My computer shows that I have about 7 GB of capacity used. According to my calculations I should only have about half of that on disk. What I want to do is check what folders are using so much of the hard disk so that I can eliminate unwanted or doubled up material. How can I access the hard disk so that the information I want can be inspected? Some years ago I am sure I was able to find a list of contents of the hard disk but I have forgotten what I did. Can someone help me?
 

A:Folder size on HD

Can you see hidden and system files? Could be they are using some. When you add up index.dat etc etc it can add up but I don't think to the amount you are looking for.

Explorer's status bar will show you folder information.

stepheno
 

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I have thousands of file folders and want them, when activated, to appear in standard size but almost all appear in "maximize" form.
What's the solution?
 

A:Folder size

Go into more extensive detail with your enquiry;-what kind of file folders-to do what- what windows are you running etc,.
Do you mean make an explorer folder maximise when clicked?
 

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Remember "Folder Size" for XP where you could add to explorer?
well i am back again looking after 2 years of use... is it really true??? NOT YET??
WHY...

anyone have a solution other than WinDirStat type proggys?

thanks in advance.

A:Folder Size for Win 7

I'm confused. I can see the size of any folder I want without any special programs.

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When I click on My Computer then C:/ in WinExplorer, I see a Size column which shows size of files, but not size of folders. The only files shown are hiberfil and pagefile.
How can I make WinExplorer show Size of FOLDERS?
To ask a computer to compute the size of a folder does not seem unreasonable. There are many benefits to being able to know filesize, being able to sort by filesize, etc.
Thanks in advance. This venue is the best money Microsoft ever spent.
 

A:Folder size

When I click on My Computer then C:/ in WinExplorer, I see a Size column which shows size of files, but not size of folders. The only files shown are hiberfil and pagefile.
How can I make WinExplorer show Size of FOLDERS?
To ask a computer to compute the size of a folder does not seem unreasonable. There are many benefits to being able to know filesize, being able to sort by filesize, etc.
Thanks in advance. This venue is the best money Microsoft ever spent.

Hi
Adding the ability to enumerate folder sizes would add at least an extra few seconds, or more, to display a folder each time you navigated to, and selected a new folder in Windows Explorer. This was an important consideration in previous versions of Windows, and even more important in the newer versions because of the much larger folder sizes. Remember that a folder, by default, takes up no space. The only items that take up space are files, which means that the folder size value could only be determined by enumerating all of the files in each folder. This delay would be unacceptable for most users.
An important part of the mantra that the Windows Developers used for Windows 7 was "Milliseconds Matter".  :)
You can see the individual folder sizes in Windows 7, by enabling the pop-up description. Open Organize/Folder Options. Click the View Tab and make sure that Display file size information in folder tips and Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items are bo... Read more

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How can I search folder by size and or else arrange folders by size.

A:Search by folder size

Hello yousaf465

This will show you how to arrange by folder size etc - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ort-stack.html

To search in widows you can use the <> greater than, less than keys. ie >10mb will search files greater than 10mb

Danny

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Hello there,

I'd like to ask for some help about icons inside a or all folders. Icons are in default size when I open a folder.

I try to change the icon size but when I close and reopen the folder, this happens to all the folders, it reverts back to the default view size.

I have Tuneup Utilities 2011 and did the Reload Icons and Repair Icon Cache function but still same results. Can anyone help me out? Thanks a bunch!

Upper left image is the default, upper right is after resizing and the bottom one is when I reopen it. Sorry, I'm not knowledgeable when it comes to this.

A:Folder Icons Size

Hello Bohq, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I notice that you have custom "Epson" button entries on the command bar that may or may not be a cause.


You could use the tutorial below reset all folder views back to default to see if the icon size will stick after closing and reopening the window.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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