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WIN 7 Exaggerates Its Size ...How & Why Please ???

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Trimble Bracegirdle, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Trimble Bracegirdle

    Trimble Bracegirdle Flightless Bird

    Opening a Explorer window displaying the Drive contents
    of the Windows 7 installation & then 'selecting' the folders &
    asking for 'properties' gives a much bigger total size than that given when
    looking at the Drive's properties in 'My Computer' or from a CHKDSK report.

    Its something to do with Links within Windows pointing to Files & Folders
    more than once so things get counted repeatedly ...some of them 'Pretend' ..
    not there at all.
    My actual WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64bit just installed Total is
    10.1 GB with a fixed 1GB Pagefile.sys & no Hiberfile.sys at all.
    I get 14GB when counting total 'selected' files.

    Can some body explain please?
    (\__/)
    (='.':]
    (")_(") mouse (He's confused)
     
  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    Trimble Bracegirdle wrote:
    > Opening a Explorer window displaying the Drive contents
    > of the Windows 7 installation & then 'selecting' the folders &
    > asking for 'properties' gives a much bigger total size than that given when
    > looking at the Drive's properties in 'My Computer' or from a CHKDSK report.
    >
    > Its something to do with Links within Windows pointing to Files & Folders
    > more than once so things get counted repeatedly ...some of them 'Pretend' ..
    > not there at all.
    > My actual WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 64bit just installed Total is
    > 10.1 GB with a fixed 1GB Pagefile.sys & no Hiberfile.sys at all.
    > I get 14GB when counting total 'selected' files.
    >
    > Can some body explain please?
    > (\__/)
    > (='.':]
    > (")_(") mouse (He's confused)
    >
    >
    >




    System Restore files I imagine
     

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