Scandisk might have found something to repair (like lost diskspace). But if you didn't run it, and formatted instead, there's nothing left to repair.
Or there were hidden folders you didn't see and didn't delete.
What's your reason to have this on a separate 23 Mb partition? I can't see any advantages at the moment. In fact, it might be a disadvantage if you get a few mails with a large attachment and try to compress the folders. During the compress operation, they use twice the amount of storage, because there are 2 copies.
Hidden Disk Space, Regained after Formatting, Query: Why So ?
I use OutLook Express, version 5.0 and store all the data on D drive (D:\OutLook). In addition,
by editing the registry, I moved the 2 Address Book files: *.WAB and *.WA~ to this folder,
so as to make the back-operation easier
I started getting error messages on starting the OutLook Express, that it was improperly shutdown and
further the program will not load InBox and the Address Book files .
I decided to Re-Formatt the D dive (a partition). After making a backup on CD and deleting all the
files and folders, I checked the disk status with: CHKDSK.EXE and got the display
Total Space: 23,439,616 bytes
Available Space: 21,144,928 bytes
Total Byte Memory: 655,360
After re-formatting the drive, I ran the CHKDSK command again and the 2nd line was:
Available Space: 23,439,600 bytes ( i.e.: 16 bytes less than the total, vs 2,294,672
bytes short-fall prior to re-formatting)
My Question is: What was the reason that the Available Space was 2,294, 672 bytes less ? Was there
a virus in the Boot Sector ?
Note: The OutLook Express is working fine now.