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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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CodeWraith wrote:
... because the space for the directory is always the same size, no matter how many sectors the disk has.
Usually.

When a disk is NTFS formatted, a sizable chunk is set aside for the directory, or "Master File Table" (MFT) - usually a lot more than you need. But it could overflow, and in that case, NTFS will extend the MFT, occupying more space. That doesn't happen every day, though.
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