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by gottanew1 / November 8, 2009 7:32 PM PST

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


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Sounds proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2009 8:36 PM PST

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.

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Makes sense
by gottanew1 / November 8, 2009 9:00 PM PST
In reply to: Sounds proper.

Thanks for the explanation
BUT..........would ther ebe a "safe " way to eliminate all the dupes with oout haing to individually do each one

Losing a 1/3 of my space doesn't seem like a good application
Has to be a settin in the file system someplace or is it just the way the programs are set .

Thanks Art

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Good question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2009 9:21 PM PST
In reply to: Makes sense

But DUPLICATE FILE FINDERS are treacherous. Here's why. With the newer Windows we have what looks to be duplicates but are not. I will skim over this lightly so I will not respond to "you were not exactly correct replies."

Ok, in the new versions of Windows we have My Documents and we have "C:\Users\yournamehere\My Documents". Many a duplicate finder has killed the one last copy because it thought it found 2 copies.

You can fault these software titles if you want but it is still our duty to backup and protect what we don't want to lose.

-> Let's say you delete a few too many. Or the hard drive fails. Would you lose anything?

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Disc space
by gottanew1 / November 8, 2009 9:31 PM PST
In reply to: Good question.

I have to give up 2/3rds of my file space to duplicates
Only started with 300G
I use a separate backup ( my old hp600) to store what ever
It never did this
So there's nothing I can do here except be more selective ?

If I delete the files ondocuments
or the files in pictures
does one take the other with it ??

Thanks --I think-

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Or learn more about the software you install.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2009 10:51 PM PST
In reply to: Disc space

I find many want software to be configured for them exactly as they expect it to be. The problem is what you want and what others want do not match. It is now up to us to watch out for any item such as "Copy files to the Micassa folders" versus "Move files to the Micass folders."

Once we take more care about managing our files then it gets easier.

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C Disc folder info is less than 35 G
by gottanew1 / November 9, 2009 8:48 AM PST

The total folder isze for all folders (6)
add up to less than 35G
the usage graph shows 114G with 176G available

Am I reading things wrong
there really is no problem ?
What is the source of the data for the disc usage ?

Sorry if I seem dense but I don't understand why this is so

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We have discussions about that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 9:10 AM PST

It's always found. It may take a few tries but move of the time its in System Volume Information or another system directory that many didn't know about. There are others to do with automatic backups but so far the forums have always helped members find the space. Search this forum for discussions about TREESIZE.

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