General Imaging Question

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by n8chavez, Jan 2, 2009.

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  1. n8chavez

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    I have tried a few different imaging programs to image my one of my extended partitions, for me D: Windows says the partition is 2.96 GB, and the images are only slightly smaller than that. However, when I unhide all hidden and protected folders in D: and select them all their properties say that all those files/folders combined is 1.20 GB. Where is the rest of the space going?
     
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    This has just further confused me. The pro version of the software you suggested says that D: is only 1.2 GB. See the image below.
     

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    Wow. In Disk Management, what is the Capacity and Free Space of your D: drive. How large are the backup .tbi and .sna files of that partition?
     
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    The graphics wil.l speak for themselves. There is something wrong here.....
     

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    But whato_O??

    Disk Management shows 2.65 GB of data in the D: drive
    The DS image is 2.6 GB
    Your manual estimate of data in Windows Explorer is 1.2 GB
    TreeSize Pro shows 1.2 GB of data

    I suggest chkdsk /f on the D: drive and reassess these figures. Weird!

    How large is a .tbi backup?
     
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    If you look at that partition in BING and choose Properties, Details. What is Free and Used? This estimate will be free of Windows' influence.
     
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    I do not own BING.

    But I copied all my data to another partition, Z:\, formatted d:\, and then copied everything back. The differences in image size is amazing but not unexpected; 2.47 gb then and 1.16 now. I have no idea why that is but all my data is there.

    Whatever....
     
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    That was going to be my next suggestion if you didn't find an answer. I don't know the answer.
     
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