Folder size and number of file not matching between servers with DFS running

I'm setting up a new file server and wanted to test DFS for file migration.  After setting up several folders for duplication, I let it run over the weekend to sync.  Using folder properties to view sub-folder, file, and size stats... and found none of them matched, by a lot.  I checked replication status using DFSRDIAG.exe and there's no backlog.  So it looks like replication has completed.

Could I be picking up on DFS cache/staging folder?  If so the DFSRPrivate folder isn't visable even with hidden files/folders on.  Or its been erased since replication is completed.

Also, I did go thru one shared folders, to look for the missing files.  Couldn't find anything missing.  All the subfolders matched.

Any thoughts or ideas are welcomed.

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You almost certainly are seeing the DFSRPrivate folder skewing your results.  

Be sure you have de-selected "Hide Protected Operating System Files".


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xdd-llcAuthor Commented:
Damn, thought I had unchecked that.  But I didn't.

Thanks.  That brings differences between folders to 4 or 5 files.  

Just making sure no data is left behind.
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