Used space not adding up
Posted on 2003-03-25
I have a simple server win2k sp3 running AD, DNS,DHCP, just the usual. I have a c: drive of 10 gigs and a d: drive of 24 gigs. In the original install about a month ago, I copied about 7 gigs of info from the old 3.2 Novell server over to the d: drive. We didn't notice till about a week later that there was mysteriously 16 gigs of info on the drive. I have deleted a ton of stuff, gone directory by directory adding up the space being reported and it only comes up to about 4.2 gigs, which is about right after I have deleted stuff. The windows explorer and chkdsk both report about 15.5 gigs used. I have run "dir /ah /s looking for hidden files and everything I could think of. Something doesn't add up. Could there be a hidden area caused by a trojan or whatever? Could the block size of the drive just be so large that I am losing space fast? I just can't see a reason for such a difference between the actual numbers and the reported numbers.
Also, this drive is mirrored to an exact duplicate drive.
Thanks for help.