Folder size in a Drive bigger than the Disk Size

EKAMBARAM B 1 Reputation point
2022-04-17T09:48:21.477+00:00

Hi,
We are having a Drive wherein the backup data is getting stored as part of an Application running in the Server. The size of the Disk attached in 300 GB. But while we get into the drive and check the folder size it shows to 405 GB. It awestruck how the size of an inner folder be larger than the disk size. Attaching a screenshot while i checked with Properties option and as well as Treesize app option . Give me a clarity on how this could happen and how to resolv193625-treesizess.png193657-diskspace-error.pnge it.

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  1. T. Kujala 8,706 Reputation points
    2022-04-17T11:27:22.887+00:00
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  2. EKAMBARAM B 1 Reputation point
    2022-04-17T14:02:02.323+00:00

    Hi ,
    I had already referred the above link ... It didnt help out though. Ran across chkdsk but it was still the same . And with second option in "show hidden files" also wouldnt work out as the files in folders are already quite showing larger than the Drive size. While i tried copying the whole data in another Drive it is taking the folder size (405 GB) and not the Disk Size(299 GB) .
    Would like to have a better understanding, from where are those extra Space came from. Because even while copying those files it remains the same bigger one.

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  3. BleuOisou-3552 156 Reputation points
    2022-05-04T00:36:35.553+00:00

    Some puzzle me quite years ,

    • why the computer having ding dong like usb connected when myself did not ?
    • partition having virtual and bind, mount so on features can be processed ,
    • vm platform , and multi-OS opera-table wherever existing ...
    • OS had me the back time one , in a seconds changed unexpected met ?
    • etc. ,

    The google.com and else resources where, you can find the Partition App good for you for reference professionally .

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