Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

enter image description here

share|improve this question
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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.