missing 5 gigs from my hard drive....

May 11, 2004
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Well the total size is 29 gigs, it says i have 184 free megs

II have one folder on the drive, and the size of that folder is 24 gigs, so like where is my other 5 gigs? reclyeing bin is empty
 

Beau

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I take it it's not your main drive?

Could be a combination of hidden system volume information and your swap file. Both hidden items. Do you have hidden and system objects as being visible? (tools->folder options)
 

bamacre

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Jul 1, 2004
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If you have a protected recycling bin (like Norton AV 2003 and 2004 have), you'll need to right click on your recycling bin and also select "deleted protected files."
 

bamacre

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Open up your folder options, and check "view hidden files and folders." Chances are you have a "temp" folder on that drive and it's just not visible.
 

Pex

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Aug 21, 2003
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do a search for *.* and come back 2 hours later when its done and sort by size.
 

Navid

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Jul 26, 2004
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Do you have a link to an add for the drive?

Sometimes, marketing people cause this kind of problem.
1kB is 1024 bytes not 1000 bytes. But if a marketing guy sells you 1000 bytes and calls it 1kBytes, you will be asking where are my 24 bytes!

Are you sure this is not that kind of a problem?