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I made a backup of one of my external drives to another. They are both NTFS filesystems. I moved ALL disk contents into a folder called a and right clicked to get file/folder/size count. They are exactly the same.

However windows reports J having 1.33gb (backup) and Q: as 521mb.

Now I think maybe its because of hardlinks, I must have more on J then Q. How might I figure out how many hardlinks I have in a drive?

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Instead of counting the number of hard links, have you seen the related How can I check the actual size used in an NTFS directory with many hardlinks? thread yet? –  Karan Dec 1 '12 at 4:35
    
@Karan: I havent but taking a sec to think about it wouldnt i still get different sizes because it will ignore hardlinks on one drive and count everything in the other? –  acidzombie24 Dec 1 '12 at 4:40

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