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

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

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!

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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 automatically. There are tools to do it but they seem to have limitations and I wouldn't bother if you have a spare disk.

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Why is it that the computer does not show the full amount of space available on a hard drive that is empty?

For example, I have an 80gb drive and it said that I have 76.69gb available even when there was nothing on it! My 60gb drive says 57.27 is available. And when I partition them the partition sizes add up to those numbers. Where does the extra space go and why so much?

Also....when I partitioned it asked me what size I wanted my clusters...64k, 32k, 16k, 8k, 4k, etc. Now I understand that the smaller cluster size means less wasted space when files are saved but what is an optimum size or does it matter?

A:Hard Drive Space and Cluster Size

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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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hi there , has anyone an idea about the following, my ist hard drive ie c: acording to the icon in my computer is 9.6 gig when i load tresize professional it is 7.3 gig which is true???? help delmec

A:win xp actual size on hard drive

Where are you seeing this number in Treesize??

The number to the left of the drive, is the amount of space allocated. It should be close to that shown in My Computer > Properties.

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i have AMD 64 , 2.2 ghz processor, 180GB hard dive, i installed window XP with sp2.
the problem is my hard dive is not showing actual size, its showing only 97.7GB. what will be the cause? if some body give me help that will be great. thank you

A:hard drive not showing actual size?

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If you wonder why your 500 Gbyte disk only reports 465 Gbyte in your system, read on.


A drive that is advertised as a 500 Gbyte actually contains 500.000.000.000 bytes
The manufacturers just divides it three times by 1000 to show the value in Gbytes, but that's not accurate.


1 Gbyte = 1024 Mbyte,
1 Mbyte = 1024 Kbyte
1 Kbyte = 1024 byte
To calculate the actual size we need to divide it three times by 1024.


500.000.000.000 byte / 1024 = 488.281.250 Kbyte

. . 488.281.250 Kbyte / 1024 = . . . 476.837 Mbyte

. . . . .476.837 Mbyte / 1024 = . . . . . . 465 Gbyte

The actual size of the disk is not 500 Gb, but 465 Gb
With a 1TB disk it's the same thing, because 1 Tbyte = 1024 Gbyte
A 1Tb disk is actually only 1000.000.000.000 byte, which equals 0,9 Tb (931 Gb)
You actually get 69 Gb less than you thought you paid for..An alternative method to calculate the real size is to use ratios: thanks to Airbot

For Gbyte the ratio is 0.9313226

500 Gbyte multiplied by 0.9313226 = 465.6613 Gbyte

For Tbyte the ratio is 0.9094947

2 Tbyte multiplied by 0.9094947 = 1.8189894 Tbyte or 1,819 Gbyte


A:HDD's - the Advertized size vs the Actual size.

Excellent explanation for non informed people.

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I have a question in regards on how to format disk drive (NTFS) to cluster size 128kb or 256kb.

people talks about 64kb+ cluster size for a raid array, which isn't what I want. under disk management when formating two dynamic drives together to create raid 1 or raid 0 single volume, maximum is only 64kb.

is it possible to go above 64kb?

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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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I have a new 80Gb USb drive, but the computer only says it's about 76.53 Gb, where's the remaining 3+ Gb?

A:Actual size of USB drive not displayed

It is the way the drives are labeled. Hard drive manufacturers use 1000 bytes for a megabyte and windows sees it as 1024 per megabyte. Its just how it is these days. Any 80gb hard drive you buy will be 76gb when you put it into an operating system.

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I'm having a problem with a system image (C: drive and System Reserved drive, that I made with a scheduled Windows Backup) and its size. I have a D: drive where I store it.

First of all, I noticed this in D: drive properties:

Used space of the whole drive is actually larger than the size of all the individually selected D: drive files, including hidden files.

Then I noticed this:

System image size reported by Windows Backup info is clearly larger than the size reported in the backup folder properties.

There's like 35 GB stored somewhere in the disk and I can't find them, how come this is possible? Is there something that I'm missing?

Thanks and sorry for my english.

A:"Windows Backup size" not reflecting actual backup file size

Windows backups makes a system image and a backup of the user folder of the user account by default.

So, that extra data is likely from your user folder.

Also be default windows backup will save multiple copies of your user folder on each backup, not just file changes.

Which also I think would explain this.

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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 ....


A:difference in folder size and drive size

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How do you set the default cluster size before installing XP? I hear that a default cluster size of 512 bytes will be beneficial. Does anyone know what other settings can be made before installing XP?

A:Cluster Size

Yes, you would use a third party program such as Partition Magic to format a drive with a specific cluster size. The Format command in XP can set a cluster size with the /A switch.
512 bytes a cluster is a good cluster size for most situations.

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First of all, i'm not sure if this is the right section, so sorry if i made a mistake.

I intend to format my SEAGATE 1000/7200 (1TB size [actual size is 931GB, the *******s]). Using the builtin FORMAT function Windows asked me what cluster size i want to have. And i don't know. I am aware that the smallest is best for space management, but perhaps there are factors that i am unaware of.

Does anyone has any tips for me ?

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A:Best Cluster Size

Just use the default.

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1) When I create my partitions using the Windows 8.1 Setup Wizard, what cluster size does it put for my SSD?

2) How to check what cluster size I am currently on?

3) For SSDs, is it best to stick to the default 1024 cluster size or to manually create the partition using Disk Part and set it as 4096?

4) If your answer for 3 is to manually create them, what are the commands in Diskpart that I need to enter to have the 3 partitions ?

I only know the basic command:

create partition primary size=blablabla align=4096

A:Cluster Size for SSD

can you run chkdsk?
it should tell you current bytes in each allocation unit

An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line

Default cluster size for NTFS, FAT, and exFAT

Cluster sizes should be relevant to win 8. I think default is 4.

personally I use paragon partition software which enables me to make a boot drive on USB with its software. Boot to Paragon with no OS - Paragon Hard Disk Manager

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How do you reset the cluster size for the HD ? OS, XP Home SP2



A:XP Home Cluster size

In the Disk Management snap-in, you can specify a cluster size, see:

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how do i change clusters size on my c: windows 7 drive? any tool avail? both system file and C: drive file inside my hd.

A:change cluster size on my c:

You cannot change the cluster size when it is occupied with data. Why do you want to change the cluster size?

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I just formatted my 250 GB HD into 5 partitions,basically around 50 GB each using Partition Magic and adjusted the cluster size to 16K. According to the prog, that comes out to about 2-3 percent wasted space in each drive. I am not really worried about the lost space because it is a large drive. I really just want to be able to access the info on these drives as fast as possible, but I would like to hear some peoples' opinions and experiences on exactly what cluster size would be correct for the quickest access with a minimal of waste. I realize there is a trade-off between speed and usable memory and I am leaning toward the speed side. What would be a good "middle-of-the-road"?

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What is the default Cluster size setting when formatting a Windows NTFS Partition on a hard disk drive greater than 2GB ?

A:Default Cluster size for NTFS



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Hello guys, I have been reading up on cluster size and how it impacts performance on an NTFS partion. From what I understand, the default cluster size in windows XP is 4kb. I know that increasing the cluster size will improve performance but it will waste space. My question is what cluster size would be optimal for a strictly gaming PC? I am willing to bet that the data files that a game uses are larger than 4kb. I am thinking of raising the cluster size to 64kb.
Is this reasonable?

A:NTFS Cluster size question

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I have a usb and I want to give it a linux distribution

I continuity can this error from Rufus "Error; the selected cluster size is not valid for this device"

And I can't store things on my usb now ):

Could anyone help me??

I can not find anything on the official Rufus website and neither on other websites

I would appreciate help a lot

A:Solved: How do I change cluster size?


You shouldn't change cluster size; it will be set automatically.

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I want to reformat and change my cluster size from 4kb to a larger size and also create two or more logical drives does anyone have the exact steps to do this for Windows XP here are drive specs: WDC WD1600SB-01KBA0
Performance Specifications 160 Gig
Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 8 MB
Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)

Seek Times (Average)
Read Seek Time (Average) 8.9 ms
Track-To-Track Seek Time 2.0 ms (average)
Full Stroke Seek 21.0 ms (average)

Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 2,400 Mbits/s (Max)
Buffer To Disk 748 Mbits/s (Max)

What would My best setup for this drive and windows XP be

A:Solved: Format and Cluster Size

Just curious .. why do you want to change the cluster size? Patrition Magic always tells me that 4k is the most efficent size to use?

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I am using my eight IDE 40 gig raid 0 drive array TOTAL of 320 gig with 1 partition of 320 gig to edit video. When low level formatting my array I can select many different cluster sizes to format this array to. Which cluster size would be best for video? I am using Windows XP pro with NTFS drive formating. Currently I am using a 1,024 cluster size and the system seems sluggish. My system uses Dual 2 gig Xeon processors with 1 gig ram on a SuperMicro board. Any information will be appriciated.

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A:lowlevel format cluster size

A low-level format is a factory format in which track and sector information is written to the disc. You aren't low level formatting if there is already an existing filesystem, that is a high level format.

With a partition of that size I would suggest 4kb clusters for NTFS.

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I've been experimenting with EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition and a spare 500GB WD 5000AAKS external USB disk as part of my self education. Specifically, I've been experimenting with cluster sizes after reading this in the EASEUS help file:

EaseUS Partition Master Manual - Formatting Partitions with partition manager software, unformat hard drive with format recovery software.

The smaller cluster size is, the bigger file allocation table (FAT) will be. The bigger the FAT is, the slower the operation system works with the disk.

Perhaps I misunderstood, but does this imply that using a larger cluster size will cause the disk to be accessed faster?

To test this, I formatted the WD as NTFS using a 512 byte cluster size and then timed a copy of 3.1GB from my internal HDD to the WD USB drive. I repeated the exercise after formatting a second time using a 64KB cluster size.

These are the results:

512 byte cluster size : time for copy = 5min 50sec
64KB cluster size : time for copy = 6min 41sec

The result seems counter-intuitive given my understanding of the line from the help file. Have I misunderstood? What is the benefit of formatting using different cluster sizes? Why is there options to format using different cluster sizes?


A:Question about format cluster size

Good question. Did you copy one single 3.1GB file or many smaller files totaling 3.1GB? That would be an important difference.

Smaller files on a disk with a large cluster size will obviously use more space and I'm guessing that it would take longer to write them because there'll be much more padding at the end of such files in order to fill them up to multiples of the cluster size.

Example: your cluster size is 512 bytes. You write a roughly 17K file. No problem, as the file will occupy 34 or maybe 35 clusters and fit nearly perfectly.

With a cluster size of 64KB, you end up with the 17KB file occupying one cluster and the remaining 47KB having to be padded with zeroes by NTFS - slowing down the file transfer in the process.

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Hello All!

In the old days, Norton Utilities had a slack space analyzer that would show you what the optimal cluster size to slack space ratio should be based on your current disk usage.

Does anyone know of a current utility that will perform that same function?


A:Cluster Size vs Slack Space

The more clusters you have the slower the drive....is a few extra gigs worth it?

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How is this done, as Diskeeper reports that it can only defrag. NTFS partitions with a maximum of 4K Cluster Size?

A:Defragmenting an NTFS partition with 64K Cluster size?

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I'm in the process of migrating to a new laptop and want to determine if I currently have the optimal cluster sizes on my data partitions. I have separate partitions for music, ISO files, video, etc. (These are Extended/Logical partitions.) Obviously using the 4k default for video files makes no sense and I currently use 32k clusters for that partition - but it would be nice to obtain verification of my current cluster sizes.

Anyway, I'd like to find and use a program to perform an analysis of my HDD that would show the optimal cluster size to slack space ratio for each partition.

Anyone know of such a program? TIA, Rob

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The average file size will be around 8 MB. I may also have a single very large file (500MB).

A:Ideal cluster size for 1.5TB NTFS volume

Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent

The average file size will be around 8 MB. I may also have a single very large file (500MB).

When you format the drive, the optimal cluster size should be selected automatically, probably 4KB.

If you are offerred a choice, remember that the largest size is not always the most space efficient, although with 1.5T that is probably not a big deal.

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Is it possible to have two different partitions on the same HD with two different cluster sizes.

What I want to do is have 1 for the OS and one for storage.

I'm thinking
8KB/16KB OS Partition
128KB Media Storage

If so, would the OS be able to read from both.


A:Multiple Partition/Cluster Size Question

I don't believe they can be set independently. However, cluster size is irrelevant with larger HDD's. There's no reason to scavenge small amounts space when you have a HDD with gig's of free space.

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How do I determine the cluster size that is from the Manufacturer of any hard disk drive (HD or SSD or External USB HD) (not the ones I can choose when reformatting but what the company that made the hard drive had hard-coded set when they made the drive -sector size)

-and no, I can't go to the hard drive website because some of them do not post this info.

I would like to reformat my usb external hard drives and my internal m.2 sata card back to the default manufacturer disk cluster size (allocation unit)

for example see pictures below..

A:Determine default Disk cluster size from manufacturer

The sector size is fixed by the drive itself and cannot be changed. It is usually 512 bytes.
The cluster size is some multiple of sector size. The default will be 4096 bytes except for very small drives under 2 GB. This can be changed but you need a good reason to do so. The default is almost always best. Hard drives themselves know nothing of cluster size which is a concept imposed by the file system. Nothing in the screenshots shows cluster size.

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Win XP Pro\Gigabyte GA7vaxp\2 WD800JBs

1st debate.........Is it possible to benefit from Microsoft's recommended "fat 32 cvtarea flagging of the master file table/ then ntfs convertion" for windows XP Pro setup......with only c:\ partition.......

"5-10% performance increase over standard XP installation"


and the optimum raid-0\ntfs cluster size ratio......i have been reading about.........(16/16 best?)
Microsoft's article describes the /A:8 Oformat option which aligns clusters into 4k boundaries........"Important: Because sectors are 512 bytes, the OFORMAT command must be used with the /A:8 option to create a FAT volume that can be efficiently converted to NTFS."...........(size 4k).......whole article seems to revolve around importance of 4k clusters.

1.What is max defragable ntfs cluster size

2.Can these "recommended" MFT optimization commands be modified to create larger than 4k clusters?

3.Do you have to choose one or the other? And if so, what is the best............ratio, ect.

4.This article confuses me even more......which claims promise fasttrak 100 runs best at 64k stripe size..........(but only benched with 4k ntfs clusters)


And Finally........Onboard Raid or Old Fasttrak 100 pci card?
Apparently they are both just software raid controllers......one and the same.

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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?

A:Page size on view menu doesn't match screen size

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

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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My Maxtor 250gb SATA HDD is not being recognised at its true size

When i come to intall my OS it says it is only about 130gb. Once instaled operating system and on windows it still appears the same size. Formating does not appear to cure this problem.

I relise that most HDDs dont actualy appear to be at their marketed size - i would be happy with 230gb but not 130gb.

Whats up?

im sure i saw a fix for this somewhere i just cant remember where it was.

Thanx for any help

A:SATA HDD not being recognised at actual size

Hi Goldengypsy and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

Isnt this something to do with having to have SP2 installed in XP so that the drive is recognised as the correct size.?

Would you please take a few moments to read the following. It will help to make your Techspot experience a more pleasurable one.

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A message for all newcomers.

SNGX1275`s A guide to making a good post/thread.


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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

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Hello all,

I'm going to attempt to create a System Image for the first time with Windows Backup so when I need to reformat I can have the image handy.

My question is this, I'm using 64kb cluster-size on my install drive. Will using the System Tools disc to restore the System Image correctly restore the partition with the 64kb cluster size on its own?

Should I choose the "format and repartition" option if so, or leave it unchecked? What is the difference?

I've googled around and haven't found any discussion on this. Thank you for any input.

A:Restoring Windows Backup System Image & Cluster Size

My guess is that the image is independent of the clusters and you needn't be concerned with it---just as you don't have to be concerned about file systems when installation an application or saving a Word document. The image is just another file, regardless of the underlying file system.

Wait for another opinion--I've just made an educated guess.

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Loss of Important Files Due to a Disconnection of an External USB HD During Changing its Partition's Cluster Size On Onetouch 4


I have the Maxtor Onetouch 4 external USB harddisk of 500 GBs. It has two partitions, one is 15 GBs, and the other is the rest of the Harddisk's capacity which is I think 461 GBs. Here, I am speaking about the large partition which is Z.
The partition Z's cluster size is 4 KB, the factory setting. After it has become almost full, with nearly 410 GBs of video files, I have decided to change its cluster size to the maximum 64 KBs , because I belive that having the hardisk stuffed with large files (no less than 500 MBs ) makes it better to have a larger cluster size to ease the access of the files. To change cluster size, I used Paragon Partition Manager version 6, and I made sure it gave No warning regards the loss of the files or them getting corrupted.

During applying the cluster size change by Paragon, which was made under Windows XP Pro , SP3, where it wasnt necessary according to Paragon to restart the system to make the changes (because drive Z contains No operating systems ), I said, During applying the change, something happened to the USB connection between the Computer and the Onetouch 4 harddisk nearly in the middle of the process. I heard that sound that you hear when you plug out a usb device off the usb port in the PC, then, in a second, I he... Read more

A:Loss of Important Files (...) During Changing its Partition's Cluster Size

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Running W7, 64. Have a wide-screen LCD monitor, and I want 1024x768, period. That will chop some screen area off each side, fine. But even with the 1024x768 setting, the display is stretched horizontally and shrunken vertically, so photos look awful.

How to fix?

A:How Do I Make 1024x768 the Actual Display Size?

Windows picks up the resolution available from the actual monitor - so unless you can change settings on the monitor itself you will only have the widescreen options available.

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After scanning a document and try printing it, the copy always comes out smaller than actual size. I have "no scaling" selected on the printer (HP Photosmart C4680) and paper size is defaulted to 8-1/2 x 11.

A:Printer doesn't print actual size

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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.


A:font size and quick launch icon size

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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.


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

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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