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    Disk Space Display Icon

    For some reason my disk space display icon always shows that the entire disk is free space although more than half of the 5 gig drive is full. What's up with that?

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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    I assume you mean from File Explorer right click the drive, select Properties. Mine shows the entire thing is free, though it's not. Do the numbers above the icon look correct? They are in my display.
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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    Yes, true on both accounts. I just thought it strange since my work machine behaves differently. I've had problems with my home machine and began to wonder if this should concern me.

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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    I think this is a problem with Windows 95 AND drives > 2GB.

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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    How do you get a drive bigger than 2G in Win95? I'd love to know.

    I have three 20G drives, and so far have managed to fill only 23 (C through Y) 2G partitions.

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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    Re: Wrong size reported
    BUG: Drive Object Properties Are Incorrect on Large Drives (>2GB)
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q225/0/32.ASP>http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ar...s/Q225/0/32.ASP</A>

    Re: Large drive support with w95 OSR2
    FAT32 on Preinstalled Systems
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/HWDEV/devdes/fat32preinstall.htm>http://www.microsoft.com/HWDEV/devde...preinstall.htm</A>

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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    I'm running a 6Mb HD.

    Obviously, Chris you need more graphics and sound files hogging up your machine! (I can help if you wish.[img]/w3timages/icons/wink.gif[/img])

    I'm not the technical expert but I thought that W95 took partitions of up to 16MB. Running FAT32 will also help.
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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    2 Terabytes maximum under FAT32! Then what's the maximum W95 partition size under FAT16?
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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    Thanks, Ian; I read this through but couldn't see a reference to any sort of utility that would allow me to convert my existing 16-bit to the 32-bit.

    Do you know if such a utility exists? I'm running the initial release of Win95.

    I have a spare 6G drive, so I think that reformatting either of the 20G drives is out of the question.

    Of course, I could buy a THIRD 20G drive, Fat32 it and then migrate the 16-bit 20G drives across ....

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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    >W95 took partitions of up to 16MB. Running FAT32 will also help.

    I've got partions of 2G each laballed C: through Y:.


    How do I go about "running Fat32" without losing data? Please & ThankYou

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    Hi Chris.
    FAT32 is only supported with win95 OSR2 (OEM Service Release 2) and later. The included Drive Converter utility handled the conversion from FAT16 to FAT32.

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q253/7/74.ASP>Common Questions About the FAT32 File System</A> for more details.

    Two options are available:
    1)Upgrade to Win98 (Why are you still using Win95?).
    2)Use a third party utility such as <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/index.html>Partition Magic</A>.

    I am not sure that PM will work properly with the original release of Win95.

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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    It's a conversion process I have no experience with. I was going to convert my wife's machine but she's doing a Master's degree and would kill me if I hosed ANYthing.

    There are several MSKB articles you should read, and they have other links you can follow: Q154997, Q253774, Q255867. It appears that with W95 SR2 you can convert, but it's destructive and you can't revert to FAT16. BTW Ian is right, FAT16 has a 2 GB limit; if you are running more, you're on FAT32; right click the drive, Select Properties, see "Type". (Which is where this thread started.)

    To the best of my knowledge the best answer is review. About $70 US.

    There may be other aftermarket or shareware solutions, but caveat emptor. I'm out of my depth here anyway, you need to find someone with real-world conversion experience.
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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    At $70 I'm probably better off upgrading to Win98, if not Win2000.

    Thanks anyway for the leads.

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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    I'd go for 2000, I hear good things. But you may still be stuck with the issue of moving to FAT32. I suppose it is illegal to borrow PartitionManager from someone you know ...
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    Re: Disk Space Display Icon

    >FAT32 is only supported with win95 OSR2 (OEM Service Release 2) and later

    Thanks. Guess which one I am on.

    (hint: It's not very far down the list at ALL!)


    <pre> Release Version File dates
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    Windows 95 retail, OEM 4.00.950 7/11/95
    Windows 95 retail SP1 4.00.950A 7/11/95-12/31/95
    OEM Service Release 2 4.00.1111* (4.00.950B) 8/24/96
    OEM Service Release 2.1 4.03.1212-1214* (4.00.950B) 8/24/96-8/27/97
    OEM Service Release 2.5 4.03.1214* (4.00.950C) 8/24/96-11/18/97
    Windows 98 retail, OEM 4.10.1998 5/11/98
    Windows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2222A 4/23/99
    Windows Millennium 4.90.3000

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