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Old 06-16-2009
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I have a 300 gig external drive I use for backups. It says I have about 40 gigs free space. When I add the file and folder sizes that are listed, I come up with around 60 gigs. That means there is almost 200 gigs floating around that are not accounted for. Can someone give me a reason why this situation exists. It seems that a lot of space is being counted as used, even though, from the list, this does not show up.

Any advice would be appreciated.

rq

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Old 06-16-2009
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Re: Backup Question
Your 300 gig drive is roughly 279 gig after formatting (300 x .93151 = 279.453 gig).

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"rq" <qurandc@shaw.ca> wrote in message news:%234XdNOq7JHA.4376@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
I have a 300 gig external drive I use for backups. It says I have about 40 gigs free space. When I add the file and folder sizes that are listed, I come up with around 60 gigs. That means there is almost 200 gigs floating around that are not accounted for. Can someone give me a reason why this situation exists. It seems that a lot of space is being counted as used, even though, from the list, this does not show up.

Any advice would be appreciated.

rq

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Old 06-16-2009
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"rq" <qurandc@shaw.ca> wrote:

>I have a 300 gig external drive I use for backups. It says I have about 40 gigs free space. When I add the file and folder sizes that are listed, I come up with around 60 gigs. That means there is almost 200 gigs floating around that are not accounted for. Can someone give me a reason why this situation exists. It seems that a lot of space is being counted as used, even though, from the list, this does not show up.
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>Any advice would be appreciated.
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>rq


Go into Control Panel (Classic view), Admin Tools, Computer
Management, Disk Management.

What does it show there?
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