I expect to see about 77GB unused on the USB drive.
Instead the USB drive is filled to within 2GB of capacity, and I suspect that that came about because I chose to liberate a “corrupted recycle bin”.
I have run this twice (format, RoboCopy C:) with the same results. Snapshots and narrative at this page http://www.chrisgreaves.com//Greaves/Ad ... Copy01.htm
I am running on an old laptop (Toshiba Win7) and my task was just to test a batch file that a client can run at the end of each day. I am under no pressure at all, and excepting that I am curious, I wouldn’t post here. If my Toshiba is corrupted I can reinstall Win7, and I assume that the client’s office is not corrupted.
Question (after reading the narrative): Where would you look, what would you try, to determine a reason for the 23GB drive C to occupy 97GB on a USB drive after a simple RoboCopy?
ChkDsk, Format, SpaceSniffer etc are tools that I have used for a quick inspection to re-assure myself that I am not seeing things. I can try any simple inspection that might tell me why 23G of Windows occupies 97GB after a simple RoboCopy:-
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c:\Windows\System32\robocopy.exe c:\ f:\ /s /r:0 /w:0
(signed) “Curious” of Bonavista