folder size discrepency

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by paradive, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. paradive

    paradive Senior Member

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    i do a backup of my stuff manually each month via an ext. HD.

    right now, i was backing up my AppData folder (so much is in there!).

    being anal, i compared the size of my laptop's internal HD compared to the ext drive when it was done.

    results:
    internal: 5+ BG
    ext. 2+ GB

    so i compared the size of each subfolder to see if they match up and, yeah.

    conclusion: windows is hiding something from me.
    but what?

    p.s. yes, i have "show hidden files and folders" ticked.
     
  2. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

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    How did you back that up - maybe the backup is compressed. And why on earth do you backup Appdata - or this part if a whole system image.
     
  3. paradive

    paradive Senior Member

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    nay on both points.

    i manually copy over certain folders.
    and AppData is important to me cuz that's where saved games are, as well as browser and email info.
     

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