Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews

Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -

Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Thread Tools
Old 10-10-03, 11:06 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 434
Hard drive has 15 says 37 gigs used...

Question...I had a lot of media on the HD, and I transferred it to my external HD, when I highlight all the folders on C and check the properties, it tells me I have 15 gigs total...but right clicking on drive C and going to properties tells me the size used before I moved the files - around 37 gigs. any clue about this? win xp, fast laptop. thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-03, 10:29 PM   #2
DVD Talk Hero
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: in da cloud
Posts: 26,196
How big is the space used by the recycle bin?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-03, 05:32 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 434
ok...that fixed some of the problem. i'm still getting adjusted to this Norton Protected Recycle Bin. But now, when I highlight my folders, it says that I have 14.3 GB used, which would lead to 25.7 GB free. Instead, I have 18.8 GB free, which would mean I have 22 GB used. This can't be due to, like, the discrepancy with HD/Gig space, can it? That's way too big.

Let me explain what has been happening. I move files off C onto the external, and the move is not recognize within drive C. i tried moving files from the external to drive C, and saw that the free GB went down. then, when I moved the file BACK to the external, the free GB did NOT go up. do you see what i'm saying? just kinda irks me. This is better than what it was, but I'm still trying to find where those gigabytes went.

thanks for your help al_bundy, and any more help you or anyone else has to offer. i really don't want to have to call dell...
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:14 PM.

Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0