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GeneralShould I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
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Not necessarily.

One possibility is that the cluster size of the disks differs. The cluster size is the smallest unit that Windows will allocate on a disk, and if this differs between the disks, the amount of disk space taken by a file may differ, too.

Another possibility is that the disks don'the use the same file system. If one uses NTFS and the other uses FAT32, the meta data stored for each file differs in size, and so will the total space taken.

Lastly, your old disk may have unused areas within the meta data files - over time, files were deleted, created, and some of the meta data area was left unused. When copying the files to a new disk, any such gaps are eliminated.

If you are still worried, run CHKDSK on the disk. This should tell you if any errors exist. If they do, run CHKDSK /F, which will fix the errors.
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