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Where did all my GB go?


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Steeldragon

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Hello,
I hope someone is able to shed some light on this, because I am lost.
I have an HP laptop with a 320 gig hard drive.
It has a recovey drive D: 1.93 gb free of 12.1 gb.
The local drive C says: 211 gb free of 285 gb.
I know my C drive won't show 320 gb because of the windows components installed, but where and how did I use up 74 gb?
I have nothing installed on my laptop. No music, no videos, no movies.
I ran a program called Directory size and it only showed my C drive had 39 gigs of information being used. So why is my computer saying 74 gigs used?
If someone could please tell me how to find where all me gigs went I would appreciate it.
Thanks.
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123Runner

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It's in how the calculation is done.

a mb (mega byte) is actually 1,048,576 bytes and not 1,000,000 bytes.

Read Here for a better explanation.
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