Incorrect Free Disk space reported in Windows Explorer?
clabrown at granitepost.com
Fri Feb 4 05:32:37 GMT 2000
OK, I've got samba mostly working with a simple test smb.conf. I can access
it from Win98. In Windows File Manager I right-clicked the samba drive,
right now it points to the root, and it reports a size of 50 Meg about 1/2
used. This appears to be the size of the / file system.
However the free disk space reported by Windows Explorer is always reported
as 21Meg and does not change, even when viewing subdirectories like /usr or
/var that should have much more room available.
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/wd0s1a 49583 22403 23214 49% /
/dev/wd0s1f 1779439 746456 890628 46% /usr
/dev/wd0s1e 19815 5356 12874 29% /var
procfs 4 4 0 100% /proc
It seems like the free disk space should be correctly reported depending on
what you are viewing. This is probably Windows Explorer's "fault", but
should SAMBA do something differently to correct for it?
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