Windows explorer does not display free space correctly if more than few hundred TB
steve at steve-ss.com
Tue May 13 05:18:51 MDT 2014
On Tue, 2014-05-13 at 03:37 -0700, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 2:54 AM, Richard Sharpe
> <realrichardsharpe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > We are seeing some interesting behavior when there is lots of free space.
> > Windows explorer does not display the free space when there is more
> > than a few hundred TB (although we do not exactly when this starts, we
> > know it hits with 900TB.)
> > It does not seem to occur with the command prompt. It seems to happen
> > with Windows 7, Server 2008 and Windows 8 and Server 2012.
> > Has anyone seen this.
> This shows the output from the dir command:
> Volume in drive Z is dept
> Volume Serial Number is 7DA6-7404
> Directory of Z:\
> 06/15/2013 02:24 AM <DIR> .
> 06/27/2013 01:48 AM <DIR> ..
> 01/17/2014 11:01 PM <DIR> SW
> 03/18/2014 09:42 PM <DIR> QA
> 0 File(s) 0 bytes
> 4 Dir(s) 1,009,809,938,155,520 bytes free
> Note all those free bytes. Perhaps the problem is with more than 1PiB
> of free space.
What a wonderful problem to have. We've 1TB shared between 600 of us!
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