Windows 10: Perplexing mismatch between properties of folder and its backup

Discus and support Perplexing mismatch between properties of folder and its backup in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm running 64-bit Windows 10 version 1803 on my ASUS X750JA laptop. Recently, I've noticed that after backing up files, the Windows Explorer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by robst247, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. robst247 Win User

    Perplexing mismatch between properties of folder and its backup


    I'm running 64-bit Windows 10 version 1803 on my ASUS X750JA laptop. Recently, I've noticed that after backing up files, the Windows Explorer 'Properties' for original and backup folders are quite different.

    Today, for example, I copied the folder containing all my documents (i.e. not audio, photo or video files) from the D partition of my SSD to a USB stick, both NTFS formatted.

    'Properties' for the original folder (on SSD):

    Size: 9.52 GB (10,229,272,784 bytes)
    Size on disk: 9.56 GB (10,272,018,432 bytes)
    Contains: 19,916 Files, 1,977 Folders

    Properties for the backup folder (simply created by copying and pasting the original folder to the USB stick):

    Size: 9.52 GB (10,229,114,630 bytes)
    Size on disk: 9.53 GB (10,236,719,104 bytes)
    Contains: 19,897 Files, 1,977 Folders

    How can there be such a large discrepancy (19 files and 35,299,328 bytes)?

    Surely there should be no difference. That's the way it used to be. Please explain

    :)
     
    robst247, Jul 31, 2018
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  2. Prabhavathi Patil Win User

    Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Jul 31, 2018
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  3. Sachin Venkatesh Win User
    My User Folders are mismatched in Library

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that the library folders are mismatched in Windows. We will help you.

    Lets try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you do a system maintenance troubleshooter
    and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows + X keys and Go to control panel.
    • Select system and maintenance.
    • There select troubleshooting.
    • In troubleshooting, go to system and security and select
      run maintenance task.
    • Select system maintenance and follow the
      on screen instructions.
    Step 2: I also suggest you to
    try creating a new user account and check if issue persists.

    Click on the below link to check how to create new user account linking a Microsoft account in Windows 10

    Microsoft Support link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-microsoft-account

    Note: Install all the pending updates after logging in to Microsoft account and check.

    Keep us informed for any further queries. We are glad to help you.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Jul 31, 2018
    #3
  4. Pawan Dhondiyal Win User

    Perplexing mismatch between properties of folder and its backup

    Security tab in folder properties just disappeared

    Hi Nikola,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Let me assist you.

    • Is the issue specific to any particular file or folder?

    I suggest you to restore the Folder properties to default and check if it helps.

    Steps:-

    • Windows Key + E and click View.
    • Select Option and choose "Change folder and search options"
    • Go to View tab and Restore defaults.


    If you still face the issue, try running a System File Checker (SFC) Scan on the system and check if it helps.

    System file check is a utility built into the Operating System that will check for system file corruption the
    sfc /scannow command (System File Check) scans the integrity of all protected operating system files and replaces incorrect, corrupted, changed, or damaged versions with the correct versions where possible.

    I suggest you to try the steps provided, in the link below in order to run SFC scan on your computer.

    System file check (SFC) Scan and Repair System Files & DISM to fix things SFC cannot





    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Jul 31, 2018
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