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Anonymous
July 9, 2005 10:44:34 PM

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I've started using some large map files. Just noticed that the status
line in a My Computer window displays 999 MB for anything over that
size (e.g 2.3 GB). Is that a known bug of Win XP? Any work around
please?

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Terry, West Sussex, UK
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 7:57:43 AM

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Why are you claiming it's a bug. Change your attitude.

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"Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote in message news:r630d1ljjo9r0fd9vi5o5rs237sav4djiv@4ax.com...
> I've started using some large map files. Just noticed that the status
> line in a My Computer window displays 999 MB for anything over that
> size (e.g 2.3 GB). Is that a known bug of Win XP? Any work around
> please?
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 7:57:44 AM

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Terry Pinnell wrote:
> I've started using some large map files. Just noticed that the status
> line in a My Computer window displays 999 MB for anything over that
> size (e.g 2.3 GB). Is that a known bug of Win XP? Any work around
> please?

David Candy wrote:
> Why are you claiming it's a bug. Change your attitude.

It is not a "known bug" - if it was a 'known bug', wouldn't your extensive
Google and Microsoft web page searches turned up something?
Also - not only is it not a 'known bug' - but it seems to be something
fairly unique to your system - as i have never seen this question or seen
this problem before. 999MB is quite a strange number to throw out there. I
know you cannot have files over 4GB in size in FAT32 environements - but
NTFS has no such limits (that small.) So, it would be helpful if you could
post on a web page somewhere a screenshot..

Side by side on your screen have the DOS window with a DIR showing the true
size of the file and in the explorer window next to it, with the status bar
displayed. Also - it wouldn't hurt to right-click and display the
properties of the file/folder/files..

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July 10, 2005 11:14:10 AM

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No this is not a known bug...

I've got 2.3 gig in one folder and the status bar display the correct
size.....

You must have somethig strange going on in your machine......

"Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> I've started using some large map files. Just noticed that the status
> line in a My Computer window displays 999 MB for anything over that
> size (e.g 2.3 GB). Is that a known bug of Win XP? Any work around
> please?
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
July 11, 2005 1:10:15 AM

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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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Why are you claiming it's a bug. Change your attitude.

YOU try changing YOUR attitude! Obviously, he suspects
it's a bug, but "why" is not a pro-active statement.
It's not even re-active; it's stupid and
counter-productive and uncalled for.\

When you have nothing to say, that's exactly what you
should say: NOTHING!
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"Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com>
wrote in message
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> I've started using some large map files. Just noticed
> that the status
> line in a My Computer window displays 999 MB for
> anything over that
> size (e.g 2.3 GB). Is that a known bug of Win XP? Any
> work around
> please?
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 11:48:13 AM

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"Paul" <wf1000xg@hotmail.com> wrote:

>No this is not a known bug...
>
>I've got 2.3 gig in one folder and the status bar display the correct
>size.....
>
>You must have somethig strange going on in your machine......

Thanks, looks like it then, if no one else can reproduce the
behaviour. FWIW, this was a DVD drive folder I was exploring. Just
been trying to find an individual folder on my *HD* that contains over
1 GB, to se if same fault present, but so far haven't done so. Of
course, My Computer reports size of root files, excluding subfolders.

I'll reboot (rare occurrence here) and try again.

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 6:00:07 PM

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I've had this [similar] happen to my mp3 folder several times which is in
excess of 30gb when i select the folder i can hear the computer calculating
the disk space but instead of an accurate number it seems to just "give up"
and display Greater Than; "xGB" I didn't lose any sleep over it, there are a
couple of other ways to view the size of a folder that are faster than
windows explorer. The cmd interface was mentioned i noticed. You can right
click the folder/properties and wait for it to count up the files.

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"Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> "Paul" <wf1000xg@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >No this is not a known bug...
> >
> >I've got 2.3 gig in one folder and the status bar display the correct
> >size.....
> >
> >You must have somethig strange going on in your machine......
>
> Thanks, looks like it then, if no one else can reproduce the
> behaviour. FWIW, this was a DVD drive folder I was exploring. Just
> been trying to find an individual folder on my *HD* that contains over
> 1 GB, to se if same fault present, but so far haven't done so. Of
> course, My Computer reports size of root files, excluding subfolders.
>
> I'll reboot (rare occurrence here) and try again.
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 6:57:28 PM

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It will only waste 2 secs at a time calculating. Reshow the tip to get another 2 secs.

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"Friendly" <derekthestud@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:o DSeCrkhFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> I've had this [similar] happen to my mp3 folder several times which is in
> excess of 30gb when i select the folder i can hear the computer calculating
> the disk space but instead of an accurate number it seems to just "give up"
> and display Greater Than; "xGB" I didn't lose any sleep over it, there are a
> couple of other ways to view the size of a folder that are faster than
> windows explorer. The cmd interface was mentioned i noticed. You can right
> click the folder/properties and wait for it to count up the files.
>
> D
>
>
> "Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote in message
> news:i754d1hcn06qgc4v4hlvnq3851un3vi7mn@4ax.com...
>> "Paul" <wf1000xg@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >No this is not a known bug...
>> >
>> >I've got 2.3 gig in one folder and the status bar display the correct
>> >size.....
>> >
>> >You must have somethig strange going on in your machine......
>>
>> Thanks, looks like it then, if no one else can reproduce the
>> behaviour. FWIW, this was a DVD drive folder I was exploring. Just
>> been trying to find an individual folder on my *HD* that contains over
>> 1 GB, to se if same fault present, but so far haven't done so. Of
>> course, My Computer reports size of root files, excluding subfolders.
>>
>> I'll reboot (rare occurrence here) and try again.
>>
>> --
>> Terry, West Sussex, UK
>>
>
>
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