11-29-2010 02:44 PM - edited 11-29-2010 02:49 PM
MODEL Free Agent Desk 1500GB Event: I opened Miles Smith directory and control clicked the 8 folders and drug them into a second explorer window open to Seagate drive F. Checking the bit numbers in each folder against the numbers on the computer hard drive proves that the total was truly copied. But when I check the totals in properties for these files' directory name (Miles Smith-PC on the Seagate) and (Miles Smith on the HP Laptop) I got big differences. The Seagate properties: Size: 14.4 GB Size on Disk: 14.4 GB Contains: 2,706 files, 302 Folders. The Laptop properties: Size 19.0 GB Size on disk 19.0 GB Contains 9,855 files, 1,382 folders.
QUESTION: Why didn't Seagate display the correct bit numbers? Why is it less? I'm thinking that the difference 5GB were not selected when I SHIFT-CLICKed in the LapTop's explorer window, but why does the folder bit numbers check correctly?
Perhaps something to do with Windows7? I notice that Windows7 will not display any files or folders in the recovery partition so I can't copy these files. I want to erase the recovery files from the partition and it would be nice to be able to put them back on.
12-01-2010 07:54 AM