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krnlg 12-03-2007 12:47 PM

Used space is more than volume size?
 
If I select right-click > properties for a volume (external hd) in Nautilus, it says that 285GB is used, while the volume size is 279.4GB - and 2.3GB is free.

A df -h says 264G is used. The partition is 300 gig in size, which doesn't really help much given the reduction from having a filesystem, but presumably the df output is most likely to be correct.

Is Nautilus somehow counting the file sizes wrongly when it scans the volume?

the_ultimate_samurai 12-03-2007 07:31 PM

im not familiar with nautilus myself (i run KDE) could it perhaps be following symbolic links and counting them towards the partition?
do you have any?

krnlg 12-04-2007 04:36 AM

Aha :) Yeah there are a number of symlinks on the drive - I think thats what it is. Should've thought of that!

Thanks :)


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