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    how is it possible?
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    how is it possible?
    My friend was talking to me and he said he gained Gb from moving a folder Azureus(a torrent program). He said he moved it from documents to his HD and his Gb went from 4 Gb to 20Gb... how is it possible? i didn't see it yet he told me and i argued with him about it. so really how is that possible moving a folder to you HD.

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    Simply moving a folder will not add file size. Something more is afoot here.
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    yah i know that what i been saying to him if anyone eles has any ideas or is it that hes just a lier i dont know

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    Maybe he copied it instead of moving it...several times?

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    how is it possible?
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    what would copying do to it?

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    Well if you duplicate a 4GB folder 5 times, you'd end up with 20GB of files... admittedly that's highly unlikely

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    He must of copied it.
    I had this on a memory stick where it retains the file sizes even after you have deleted the file, in the end you have to wipe it and start again but the stick says no files but the memory is full.
    I would doubt this would happen on a drive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davetheblaze View Post
    He must of copied it.
    I had this on a memory stick where it retains the file sizes even after you have deleted the file, in the end you have to wipe it and start again but the stick says no files but the memory is full.
    I would doubt this would happen on a drive though.
    Thats because the files are still on the memory stick

    The deleted fils are in a hidden folder called .Trashes

    You can view your hidden files by downloading and installing a app called tinker tool.

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