|Hello, i have a wierd problem. I have changed the windows settings to show hidden files and I also have it show Windows 7 protected & system files yet my 2nd hard drive doesn't seem to be showing the correct info. It is a 2nd physical drive, NOT a partitioned up single drive.|
The drive is a 300GB 2nd internal hard drive (formatted NTFS) in my HP HDX 1800t running Windows 7 Ultimate. If I select all files and hit properties, I show 49G being used. So I should have about 240+ gigs FREE. If I individually add up all the file sizes (properties on each folder) I get 49G being used. Windows "Computer" shows that it has 89.2G FREE of the 298G drive so that means it thinks I am using 208.8G of hard drive space. Disk Management shows it is 298.09GB, Healthy and the primary partition with no other drives or free unallocated space showing.
Like I said, this is the 2nd drive (Drive D:). The OS, Documents, and most other things are on the main drive (Drive C:). The D: drive only has the single partition of 298G.
My computer has 2 identical 300G drives and the first drive is showing its properties correctly.
Do you think that Windows 7 is hiding stuff that, even when I select show all the stuff, is still not visible? I'm thinking of copying over the files I have on it so I can reformat but I don't want to mess-up anything. I left the computer field during XP reign - Vista and Windows 7 are a little different and I don't want to screw something up just because I didn't know something.
Also, the recycle bin is empty and the drive is NOT protected with system restore or any file version backups.
Thanks for any help you can provide!