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Old 07-06-2008, 11:45 PM   #1
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So my computer is trying to tell me that i have only 54.8gbs left on my computer out of 137 but i know that that cant be right!

the only big things i have on my computer is about 52.3gigs of videos, music and a few other things

i add up the total for everthing else ( mainly the Windows file and Program files) which all add up to a grand total of 67.38gigs! so why is my computer saying that ive used 82.6gigs??????

one other thing, then i right click C:USERS and see how many gigs it is, its says that its 59gb but when i go into the folder and check the size of everything in it, it only adds up to 52.3, so why is ther a 6.7 gb gap?!?!?!?!?

this is really bothering me can someone please help me out, thank you
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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*Clears throat*

GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes
GiB = 1,073,741,824 bytes

What the O/S calls a gigabyte is actually a gibibyte (GiB) = 1*1024*1024*1024=1073741824 bytes.

320000000000 / 1073741824 = 298.02 (GiB)

320 GB = 298 GiB
Just apply your own numbers.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:55 PM   #3
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im not sure i understand...
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:01 AM   #4
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The OS reads bytes/megabytes/etc in base 1024, while we use base 1000. So the OS Gigabyte takes up more bytes then our Gigabyte. So that's where you get the difference with your calculation.
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if you want to free up space just uninstall programs you dont use vidoes you dont watch etc....
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:13 AM   #6
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that would make things a little easier to understand... thanks!
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:15 AM   #7
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Thank neodude =p
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:24 AM   #8
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ah... well *yells off into the distant horizon* THANKS NEODUDE!!

does Recovery (D take up space from from my HD? because i added up everything on my computer, even calculated what it would really be since O/S does that, and it came to be that i should have about 60 gigs left on my computer, but my computer says 50gigs
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yes, recovery does take up some hdd space
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #10
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You shouldn't worry about this. The calculation changes because of what neodude's post explains, and you simply can't "find" the lost space because it isn't lost.

You're fine.
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