Here's the deal. With many picture, mp3 and such "managers" there is trouble in how to handle where to store the files. The software titles would have no end of trouble if the files were strewn all over the drive and the fix was to COPY or MOVE this to a folder and manage them there. To be on the safe side most will COPY such files and not delete the original.
Nothing appears busted here.
Downloaded 29G of pictures from my old computer to this new one
HP G7 460
Vista SP2 (Free W7 on way )
On new startup there was #g used on the C disc according to the C Properties
After transferring my pics using a USB Flash drive
The properties registered 1 10Gk
All the pics were also renumbered consecutively
I removed picassa and fastone and the number of G's stayed the same
I deleted about 3000 pics I thought were doubles and still nothing changed
Ant ideas about whats happening