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Old 10-10-2005, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HI ,

I have a weird problem ...
When I right click and choose properties for a folder (containg downed mp3's) to see how large the size is of the total folder, I get about 1.69 Gigabytes. However there is much more in the folder. When I enter the folder and select all folders in it, and right click and properties then I get a totally different size amount, about 5.50 gigabytes. How is this
possible ???

Please advise
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Do you have other folders inside the top folder?
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you have other folders inside the top folder?
That problem does not happen with XP, only prior versions of windows.

Are any of the files within the folder hidden?
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes there are more folder in that main folder.
But I think I know what is causing it. The very first folder's size
in that main folder is the cause i believe. The size of the first folder
is 1.59 Gigabytes, and all following folders are not recorded when the main folder is selected and properties. But when I move the first folder of mp3's to another location and leave the rest , then recheck the properties, then I see a larger amount (actual amount) of gigibytes of size.

So i guess the folder itself in crooked

your thoughts
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