Windows 10: False properties for external drive

  1.    09 Mar 2018 #1

    False properties for external drive

    I have a 6TB Samsung D3 external drive formatted in NTFS which I use for backups
    I have a backup folder/subfolder then 2 further subfolders (89.9GB & 86.3GB)
    Win Explorer/properties reports the 2 higher level folders as 89.8GB (the size of the oldest of the 2 subfolders)
    However, WinDirStat details the size of the 2 lower level folders as 666.6GB & 606.2GB (total 1.2TB)
    Why has Win Explorer got this discrepancy?
    As it was out by a rough order of magnitude it stuck out
    CystalDiskInfo doesn't show anything of note
    Any ideas?
    Last edited by robgr; 09 Mar 2018 at 11:08.
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  2. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       09 Mar 2018 #2

    Check also with Wiztree and Treesize and compare individual file sizes. Some programs have problems with symbolic links
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