Why is the effective hard drive size lower than the actual size?
This might be a duplicate, but my current search can't find the answer.
I've created a simple partition, 50 MB, NTFS on a Windows 7 install.
I have about 2000 files, total space used by the files is 27 MB. But yet the disk shows on 2 MB free.
I've checked the following hidden users of disk space
- Recycle bin
- Shadow copies
- Paging files
- Plain vanilla hidden files via WinStatDir
None of the above are being used.
Where are the missing 21 MB of space?