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Disk reporting almost twice as much used as really is used...?

By drumtrucker
Feb 27, 2006
  1. 42.6 Mb disk with 22.6 of files and folders reporting only 6.9 Mb available.

    Have run chkdsk a couple of times, doesn't help.

    Not sure what my cluster size is, default, I didn't adjust. Can't possibly be the reason, can it?
     
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,209   +424

    Are you sure there are not hidden or system marked files on this disc?
     
  3. LuminaryJanitor

    LuminaryJanitor TS Rookie

    I used to have the same problem on my family PC... turned out my brother was using a program called "UnExplore" to hide his 10GB porn collection...
     
  4. drumtrucker

    drumtrucker TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    not sure regarding sys files

    have hidden files showing.

    I am looking for sys files now, still bafflled.
     
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    check for scandisk recovered bits

    If you have run chkdsk or scandisk, you may have recovered 'lost' clusters. These will be in the root of your drive, called FILE0001.CHK or something like that. Delete them.

    Failing that, yes, it could be your sectors are wasting a lot of space. What is your Windows version, and what is your file system (FAT or NTFS?)
     
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