Windows 10: Strange storage arithmetic by Microsoft Solved

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  1. Posts : 4,239
    Mac OS Sierra
       06 Jul 2017 #21

    You need to use either TreeSizeFree or WinDirStat to find out what is taking up drive space. Regardless of the size calculations, Linux is always going to calculate different from Windows, because of the design of the tool difference. There is really no more that can be stated since everything has been put on the table for you to be able to look at the files on the partitions to find out why there is a difference in actual used space.
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  2. Posts : 82
    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1703
    Thread Starter
       06 Jul 2017 #22

    bro67 said: View Post
    ... There is really no more that can be stated since everything has been put on the table for you to be able to look at the files on the partitions to find out why there is a difference in actual used space.
    I understand. It's just that I thought that in post#17 I reconciled the numbers in Storage and Explorer. But then I failed to understand the need from the subsequent suggestions.
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  3. Posts : 4,239
    Mac OS Sierra
       07 Jul 2017 #23

    As was already stated, you cannot use Storage or Explorer to get the real numbers. Use one of the tools to find out what is eating up space. Linux uses a completely different algorithm when calculating partition size, because it does not place such a huge overhead out there as Windows does.

    This is a old argument that the poor horse is dead and we have given you enough information to let you know that A) there is nothing wrong with how space is being calculated for your partition in Windows, because the calculator matches what you see in Windows. Without seeing the table info in Linux, there is no way of matching the calculator to the tale info in Linux.
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  4. Posts : 1,387
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       07 Jul 2017 #24

    Then by all means, please mark your thread as solved
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