Windows 10: False properties for external drive

Discus and support False properties for external drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi I have a 6TB Samsung D3 external drive formatted in NTFS which I use for backups I have a backup folder/subfolder then 2 further subfolders... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by robgr, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. robgr Win User

    False properties for external drive


    Hi
    I have a 6TB Samsung D3 external drive formatted in NTFS which I use for backups
    I have a backup folder/subfolder then 2 further subfolders (89.9GB & 86.3GB)
    Win Explorer/properties reports the 2 higher level folders as 89.8GB (the size of the oldest of the 2 subfolders)
    However, WinDirStat details the size of the 2 lower level folders as 666.6GB & 606.2GB (total 1.2TB)
    Why has Win Explorer got this discrepancy?
    As it was out by a rough order of magnitude it stuck out
    CystalDiskInfo doesn't show anything of note
    Any ideas?

    :)
     
    robgr, Mar 8, 2018
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  2. pdomino Win User

    Windows 10 does not give me the option to eject external hard drives

    And you are right clicking on the external hard drive properties?
     
    pdomino, Mar 8, 2018
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  3. Error 0x800701E3: The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error

    Hi OmPrakashYD,

    Looks like the might be a problem on your external drive, please try this:

    - Right click on the external hard drive File Explorer and select properties.

    - In the properties window, click on the Tools tab.

    - Click on 'check’ under Error Checking.

    - Report back here with the result.
     
    Erik Moreau, Mar 8, 2018
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  4. AndreTen Win User

    False properties for external drive

    Check also with Wiztree and Treesize and compare individual file sizes. Some programs have problems with symbolic links
     
    AndreTen, Mar 8, 2018
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