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Lurking
20-01-2009, 02:45 PM
Have just trsfd. 285 files from wife's older pc to new external drive.

Old pc drive 285 files equal .99gb.
New ext. drive 284 files equal .97gb.

What size is the file we are looking for .02gb

Thanks to any maths. specialists out there.

Lurking

Speedy Gonzales
20-01-2009, 02:49 PM
If its working why bother looking for it

Renmoo
20-01-2009, 02:50 PM
1GB = 1000MB
1MB = 1000KB

So, 0.2GB = 0.2 x 10^6KB = 20,000 KB

Unless you meant Kibibyte? :)

Lurking
20-01-2009, 03:09 PM
Speedy, it's one of wifey's multitude of card making templates!.

Jamuz, that's a big file at 20Mb but will now look for that sized file.

Lurks.

Ps. I show my age now, 60 years ago I was first equal in Maths. in the then 5th form. LOL.

lurks.

utopian201
20-01-2009, 04:48 PM
you said there are 285 files in the source and 284 in the destination. So perhaps its that one file?

Paul.Cov
27-01-2009, 09:27 PM
I've been caught with this before - it's a file in the recycle bin

qazwsxokmijn
27-01-2009, 09:52 PM
If I'm not mistaken every folders have a hidden file that does something to regulate the contents of that folder. When you copy all those files to an external, the hidden file is not copied with the rest.

Someone shut me up if I'm wrong.

Erayd
27-01-2009, 09:54 PM
Someone shut me up if I'm wrong.
Wrong, but on the right track. It'll most probably be a hidden file used for some meta-purpose, but it won't be anything to do with the directory itself - all that info is stored in the filesystem tree where it belongs.

Blam
27-01-2009, 09:55 PM
Yep, thats how I've always known it to be;)

I think only if you create an image it includes hidden files

Blam

Edit: Oops I'm wrong:p

Edit again: I still don't get what you mean Erayd??

Lurking
27-01-2009, 11:29 PM
Hi guys, thanks for all the replies.

Finally managed to sort it all out the long way.

Have just come back south after seeing the grand children, much more important than one lost file.

Lugged the old pc up next to the new one and did an eyeball check across the two screens, everything checked out okay.

Did a scroll down and right click on properties on both screens and the answer was identical on both.

The difference must have been in using My Computer on new pc for properties and it's details.

Lurking.

Ps. Old pc now been dumped.

lurks.

FoxyMX
28-01-2009, 08:18 AM
Lugged the old pc up next to the new one and did an eyeball check across the two screens, everything checked out okay.


A good program for comparing folders is CDCheck. Despite the name it will check folders on hard drives, etc as well.

Lurking
28-01-2009, 01:17 PM
FoxyMX, thanks for that.

CDCheck downloaded and will try it.

Lurking.

LynX
30-01-2009, 03:38 PM
1GB = 1000MB
1MB = 1000KB

So, 0.2GB = 0.2 x 10^6KB = 20,000 KB

Unless you meant Kibibyte? :)

Sorry, but I think that:

1GB=1024 MB
1MB=1024 KB

This'll make 0.2GB 0.2*1024^2 = 209715.2 KB
OR 204.8 MB

Don't want to show off, but there ARE vendors out there who think that 1GB=1000MB, and may cause confusion when choosing a hard drive...

Lurking
31-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Hi LynX, I thought it was a higher de-nomination tooo.

Lurks.