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Difference between folder size reported by Windows and total file size for Documents and Settings folder

Difference between folder size reported by Windows and total file size for Documents and Settings folder

My Documents and Setting folder occupies 8.42 GB, but When I check the files inside individually it just shows 800 MB. Why is that?

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"Almost unbelieveable that you 7.6 gb unaccounted for. I could see being off by a bit due to rounding off or hidden files.

First i would check my math, if correct you could try WinDirStat -it's an awesome little tool that doesn't need to be installed with a very nice GUI that may help you find something you missed.

Also, empty your recycle bin - i don't think that will account for the difference but it might. In your tags you have temporary files listed -if you believe that may be your problem i can recommend CCleaner. Would suggest the standard virus/malware scans also."