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HDD size arrors, bad file size being reported

Q: HDD size arrors, bad file size being reported

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.




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Running xp pro sp1 NTFS. I use an external usb2 box and in that box i have a maxtor 200 gig hard drive. I use this for archives. I put files into one large folder until its around 4.5 gigs. Then i burn a copy of that as well so i have a copy on dvd and a copy on this hard drive.
All is well except that the folder reports around 2 to 3 gigs when it should be around 4 to 4.5 gigs. But when i go inside the folder and use edit\select all, right click and go to properties, then the true size is properly listed as i mentioned above, around 4.5 gigs, give or take a few hundred mbs.
The usb 2.0 box is about a year old, so i dont think its the technology inside the box doing this, and its also a name brand, "Ads". I believe its the os doing this so, after a search failed, i am posting in win xp, but i have no proof that its an os problem and my expertise ends right about here, so if anyone can help me out with fixing this or explain why this cant be fixed, i would appreciate it.


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A:Wrong file size reported in win xp

Am I reading this correctly? If the USB drive is drive E: ...

right-click/properties on e:\folder results in 2.0GB or so

open e:\folder, select all, right-click properties results in 4.5GB or so


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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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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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I occasionally come across situations where reported memory size is half of what's physically installed. For instance, I had a machine with 64mb of PC100 ram and I installed another 64mb stick (different brand) but the reported size was only 96mb, not 128 as expected.

On another machine, it had one stick of DDR2100 128mb, but was only reporting 96mb??

These reported sizes are on POST and using Memtest.

I have always used 'same type' and 'same speed' as the basic rules of thumb when adding memory - is there others I should know about?


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Volume C: in this computer is a 30G. Windows reports it at around 18, and the BIOS reports is as 20020 MB. All of the Googling I've done is for
-Wrong size reported while installing hard drive
-Wrong partition size (which I read as applying to a partitioned drive)
-Wrong size shown only in Windows Explorer

None of these apply to me. There are no "extenuating circumstances" besides the possibly of a setting or registry key or something, and the wrong size applies all over. The paging file is about 2 gigs so that is probably why the BIO size differs from Windows' reported size.

With a 30G hard drive it is important to have the correct size reported. Can somebody help me? Thanks.

A:C:\ Wrong Size Reported

What's the brand and model of your computer ? If it's custom built what are your complete system specs ? (check the posting system specs link in my sig) What's the brand and exact model of your hard drive ? Go to start => run and type devmgmt.msc. Expand disk drives and report the model ID you'll see there

If it shows as 20GB in the BIOS there's nothing you can do within Windows to make it show more (meaning the problem is not with the registry), you need to solve the problem in the BIOS first. Let's first check that your drive is indeed a 30GB drive.

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I installed a new hard drive 13gb I used Nortons Ghost to copy the old hard drive it was 7gb. now when I look at my "C" drive it says the size is 7gb.
I remember reading in the installation manual that this could happen but isn't there a way that I can get it to read the right size?
What happens when I use over the 7gb.?

Thanks for all your help

A:size reported of hd after Ghost

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Hi, my parents have a pc with a pc100 supersocket 7 system board. The pc has always had 64 mb ram and was getting really slow so we took the old ram out and replaced it with a 128mb on one module.

Everythings fine except that its just as slow as before and the computer only recognises 64mb ram even though there is 128mb installed.

The motherboard booklet says that it can support upto 256mb ram. Also, the 128ram (that shows up as 64 on my parents pc) works perfectly in another pc and shows up as 128mb.

Does anyone have any ideas why? I've tried changing the module for another one and that still shows up as 64 mb so I don't think its faulty ram.

Is there something I can change in the bios to make it accept the 128mb ram??

Thanks in advance.

A:Wrong Ram Size Reported

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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’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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A friend of mine had his sdhc card corrupted. His computer frooze when looking at photos on it, he then removed the card and now it can't be accessed anymore. I try to recover the photos on it. When I insert it in my sdhd card reader, I hear the sound windows make when a new periphical is inserted but I don't see the card in Windows Explorer (no letter assigned). I have then tryed Photorec. It search for quite a long time then find the card, but report incorrect size :

524kb Generic-Multi-Card

Instead of 4 Gb it should be. It is noted under this in Photorec :

Note: Disk capacity must be correctly detected for a successful recovery. If a disk listed above has incorrect size, check HD jumper settings, BIOS detection, and install the latest OS patches and disk drivers.

I have tryed several time with the same result. I have also tryed with Testdisk with the same result (524 kb reported). I have not tryed to rescue with this size in fear of losing the content of the card.

The card is a Kodak 4GB SDHC Class 4. I am testing with a know to work card reader on laptop running Windows 7 SP1 32 bits. I have cleaned when contact with a little bit of alcool on q-tips with no change. Also, sometimes the card is not detected at all when I lauch Photorec or Testdisk. I have tryed with both latest 6.13 and beta 6.14-WIP Photorec. I have also tryed the card in another digital camera with an unusable error message. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


A:Photorec incorrect size reported

I have been answered in another forum. The answers were :

You have gone about as far as you can go on this one without special tools and knowledge of file structure. You need to do a recovery of this card but programs will not do this one for you. You need a special reader and understanding of how to reconstruct the file structure to do this one. You should try a DR company who specializes in this type of recovery and has the tools to do this with. Good luck


Ann is correct, you cannot proceed further on your own with this one.
Suggest you contact Eric at Datacent in Canada or Luke at Recovery Force, they will be able to sort this out for you.

For those who stumble upon this post with the same problem.


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A friend of mine had his sdhc card corrupted. His computer frooze when looking at photos on it, he then removed the card and now it can't be accessed anymore. I try to recover the photos on it. When I insert it in my sdhd card reader, I hear the sound windows make when a new periphical is inserted but I don't see the card in Windows Explorer (no letter assigned). I have then tryed Photorec. It search for quite a long time then find the card, but report incorrect size :

524kb Generic-Multi-Card

Instead of 4 Gb it should be. It is noted under this in Photorec :

Note: Disk capacity must be correctly detected for a successful recovery. If a disk listed above has incorrect size, check HD jumper settings, BIOS detection, and install the latest OS patches and disk drivers.

I have tryed several time with the same result. I have also tryed with Testdisk with the same result (524 kb reported). I have not tryed to rescue with this size in fear of losing the content of the card.

The card is a Kodak 4GB SDHC Class 4. I am testing with a know to work card reader on laptop running Windows 7 SP1 32 bits. I have cleaned when contact with a little bit of alcool on q-tips with no change. Also, sometimes the card is not detected at all when I lauch Photorec or Testdisk. I have tryed with both latest 6.13 and beta 6.14-WIP Photorec. I have also tryed the card in another digital camera with an unusable error message. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


A:Photorec incorrect size reported

The card (or rather it's contents) may already be too corrupted to recover anything.
You might find something here useful: http://www.cardrecovery.com/photo-recovery/memory_card_error.asp

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I have an Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 MB with 2 one-gig sticks of ddr400 installed in first two slots. BIOS correctly identifies both and total memory is listed as 2 gig dual channel. However, Windows only reports 1 gig of ram. 1 gig is listed in System properties, dxdiag and FreshDiagnose, only HWiNFO32 correctly reports 2 gig. I've tried inserting each seperately and they both boot correctly, I've tried switch slots and using both in Mobo slots 3 & 4 with the same results. Any ideas? Thanks fish4specs
edit oops: Windows XP Professional, Asrock 939Dual-SATA2, AMD Athlon 64 3700+, 2 Gig Kingston DDR400, Nvidia Geforce FX5200 AGP.

A:Wrong memroy size reported

to operate dual channel you neeed one module in slot 1 and the other module in slot 3.

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This is sort of an odd question, let me explain. I have a 3TB Toshiba drive that I cannot get Windows 7 (even with GPT) to recognize as bigger than 746GB. It's in an external case that should be able to support 4TB drives.

I had it in a NAS that only supported 2tb drives, but I hadn't paid attention, and tried to format it (NAS appears to have a *nix OS). Of course, the format did not work. I am thinking that's maybe the problem, so decided to try a low-level format. The program is reporting that the drive is 801.56 GB, but has 1,565,565,872 sectors. Now, this is going to take a looong time to complete, so while I'm waiting, I'd thought I'd ask:

Based on the number of sectors (which seems large for an 800GB drive), will I have a 3TB drive when the low level format completes?

A:Size of drive based on reported sectors...

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I am using Windows 2000, with a "20GB" hd. I had 4 primary partitions on my drive: linux boot, 2 fat-32s, and linux primary (with linux extended partitions inside). I finally ran out of space on my 2nd fat partition, where I keep all my media files, and since I haven't been using linux, I decided to get rid of it and merge the last 2 partitions. I deleted the linux primary, repartitioned it as fat-32, and copied everything from my 2nd fat partition to the new one (the old one was after the new one). Then I deleted the old fat partition and used ranish to resize the new one. It looked something like this:


| Linux Boot | Windows System | Linux Primary | Media Storage |


| Linux Boot | Windows System | Media Storage |

Thankfully, my files are in good shape, but now windows still thinks this partition is 6.17 GB, when it is actually 12.41 GB, as reported by disk management in system management. How do I get windows to recognize the correct partition size? Partition Magic is out of the question; I'm broke and still looking for a job.... I've ran scandisk and norton disk doctor to no avail.

A:[SOLVED] Partition size reported incorrectly

Never mind, I realized after posting that I would have to change the cluster (?) size to do this.

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I recently purchased a refurbished E-machine, and after having to replace the memory, finally got it to load windows, and reboot corrrectly. I did wipe the hard drive, and reformat by writing zeroes, then used the restore disks, and re-inatalled the o/s, as it had gotten corrupted after the memory crashed. I now have it running properly, but the HD does not show correctly in the device manager, or in the properties for each drive under 'my computer'.

The HD is a Seagate Barracuda 80GB (7200rpm). I have downloaded (and ran) Seagates 'Seatools' Desktop utility for checing the HD. It found numerous errors on the first test, and I selected to let it correc them, then ran it again, and it found 2 errors, and I again let it correct them. Both tests showed no problems with the memory.

The properties within my computer for each are as follows:
C: (Local Disk) 28.0GB Capacity / 19.1GB Free
D: (Recovery) 3.47GB Capacity / 1.66GB Free

Is there a way to get windows to recover this free space that is not being reported? I just got this all set up, adn would prefer not to do a clean install, but if that is what is necesary, I will do that. This is a model# T-3830 E- machine, with WinXP Home pre-installed, a 2.8Ghz Intel Celeron, and 512 Mg RAM.

I do have XP Pro available if I need to do a clean install, as well as Symantecs partition magic, although I looked through it, it seems to be able to reassign volumes of already created partitions, and n... Read more

A:Hard drive size not reported correctly

Are you sure it is the drive that is reported incorrectly? Pehaps you just have small partitions created?

See the Drive Manager in Computer Management.

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When I'm in Windows Explorer, I highlight a video clip. The right hand side of the status bar at the bottom of the screen reports that the clip is 58.4 MB.

I then click the refresh button at the right hand side of the address bar. I again highlight exactly the same video clip as before and the status bar now reports that it is 116 MB. I don't understand it!

I click refresh again, and the same file is reported as being 175 MB. A third click and the size is reported as 233 MB. And so on and so on.

The same thing happens with all my files: jpgs, zips, avis, mpgs, wmvs.

An 899 MB avi is "refreshed" to the new reported size of 1.75 GB, then to 2.63 GB, then to 3.51 GB, and so on. (Increases of 88 MB each time I hit refresh.)

The proportions by which the files are increased are seemingly random - an avi video clip will "increase" by about a third. A photo will increase by about a half. But it varies.

Of course, the size of the files are not REALLY increasing in size. A quick right-click on the file and "Properties" reveals that the video clip is still 899 MB, the jpg is still its "real" number of KB, etc.

So then, does anyone know why pressing my refresh button means that my files are "falsely" being reported by the status bar as significantly increasing in size?

Everything else is working fine, the files in question all respond in exactly the way they ought to.

A:refresh button alters the reported size of files

Welcome to TSF!

How odd, I've never noticed that. Does it on any folder, not just videos, on both Vista Ultimate x86 and Home Premium x64 for me.

I haven't a clue

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When I right click a file to view it's properties there are two different values shown: one for file "size" and the other for "size on disk". The second value is always larger. Could someone please explain what the difference is because I'm in the process of allocating space for backed up user data on a network share and I need to multiply the average file size by the number of users to get an estimate of how much space to allocate to that share. Thanks in advance!

A:file size vs size on disk

Disks are laid out at a base level in sectors, and then in clusters which are groups of sectors.
For example, on a 32GB partition (Fat32) the cluster size is 32000 bytes. On a NTFS system, the standard size is 4K.

Files can only be on a cluster boundary. Therefore, in this example, a file that is 16,000 bytes (file size) will be 32,768 bytes (on disk). And a 40,000 byte file (file size) will be 65,536 bytes (on disk).
Or, on a NTFS system, a 5,000 byte file will take 2 clusters, or 8,192 bytes (on disk)

Do Start > Run > Command and at the prompt enter

After it runs, the "xxxx bytes in each allocation unit" is the cluster size.

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I'm transferring files, from external hard disk to an another external hard disk...
from a non-external powered to an external powered one...

I'm using cut & paste...

Suddenly, blackout happens...

There'll be data writing failure...

So I checked some of my files(mostly in .iso)... Some of them have very big difference between Files Size & Size on Disk (around 4 GB)...

So, I tried to open it... Nothing happen...

Does this big difference can make anything goes wrong?

A:Different in File Size & Size on Disk

Are you talking about this?

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As per instruction on the link below, I have modified registry to increase page file size.

I have put each 5,000 MB so page file size should be around 15 GB according to me. But when I look at "performance" tab, it shows limit only 3765392 so around 3766 MB.

I checked under settings >> Performance Options of Advance computer properties, there it shows Total Paging Size 2046 MB. But when I click change, there it contains custom size of 5,000 MB.

So finally I just want to know if my paging file size have really increased to 15 GB or it's just 2046 MB as it shown there.

- How to overcome the 4,095 MB paging file size limit in Windows

A:want to know my page file size after increasing page file size in registry

I sorted this out myself. After I restarted computer, I could see the new page files created but the total was only 9000 MB though I put each (total 3 page files) 5,000 MB in registry.

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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.

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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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I'm sure that seems excessive to everyone, it does to me. I'm not having problems, per se. I was just shocked. Should I care?
I'm using CC on a semi-regular basis. I've re-located "most" of my user folders to a separate drive from the system disk. I still let "My Documents" live on the system drive. That said, it's size is reported to be much less: 8.7GB vs 73GB.

Should I just move on here or do I have a performance sapping issue that should be addressed?


A:"local user profile" size is reported as >73GB


Try using a drive mapping tool such as Windirstat to see where your space is going.

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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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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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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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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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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

A:Header size exceeds fixed maximum size 5.3.4 552 5.3.4

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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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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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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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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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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

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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.

Yolanda Zhu
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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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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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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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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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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?


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

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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.

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 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'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


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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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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If you have a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 whats your browser window size?

its obviously not 1366 x 768

is there a way to see this for other screen sizes?

A:Screen size and browser size?

If you want the renderale size, this can be grabbed by a quick bit of javascript accessing the window.screen property (for example). There are other ways as well.

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I have a suspicion that I am missing something very basic indeed. But if I don't ask, I won't know.

When I download images from my digital camera and view them, they show a certain amount of content. When I print them, usually in 6x4 format, a small part of the image gets chopped off - usually the top of someone's head! Could someone please tell me how I can ensure that what I print is what appears on the screen without reducing the content of the original image?

Many thanks

A:Print size is different from screen size

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