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CD's-Flash drives

If I have 500MB of data on a CD, and then I transfer that data to a flash drive, why does it say that I only used 198 MB of space, when it's all there?

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While I've seen some totals not match

This is a little too far off.

Did you pull up Windows File Explorer, one for each and compare them?

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Disc to flash drive

No I didn't use file explorer. I just checked the properties and saw the space used that way.

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Ahh, the properties of the DISC may mislead us.

Try totals of the files.

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Yeah, compare the space oocupied by...

the files itself and if it's the same, then you are all good. I am guessing 500mb mean you can't write anymore to the cd (full).

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Disc to flash drive

The discs are 700MB and at 500MB, it wasn't all used up. I just checked the properties on the disc and after transfer I checked the properties on the flash drive. I just thought it a bit weird that there was that much of a difference in used space.

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