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Since I have never bothered using ntfs partitions for my external drives I never really noticed this, but it seems that Dolphin is not able to correctly report the sizes of files and folders inside said partitions. I have to hit the refresh key on the properties window until Dolphin "guesses" the correct size. This only happens when I select large groups of files/folders. The problem with this is that if I try to move/copy large groups of data from the ntfs partition not everything gets transferred. I can circumvent this issue by just doing my transfers from a terminal. Distro is Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.9.1 (issue was also present in 4.8) with the ntfs-3g driver. Anyone experienced a similar issue before?
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That's definitely a new one to me. Have you reported it to the bug team?
     
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Actually, I have been searching and there are several old ticket with this or at least a similar issue. Most go way back a couple of years, and none have solution or just get closed. It seems to be random, since no one seems to have this issue at the Phoronix boards.
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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post

Actually, I have been searching and there are several old ticket with this or at least a similar issue. Most go way back a couple of years, and none have solution or just get closed. It seems to be random, since no one seems to have this issue at the Phoronix boards.

Sounds to me like yet another bug introduced by Kubuntu. It really is one of the worst KDE-based distros frown.gif

I certainly don't have this issue with KDE4+Arch
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Sounds to me like yet another bug introduced by Kubuntu. It really is one of the worst KDE-based distros frown.gif
I certainly don't have this issue with KDE4+Arch

Not a Kubuntu problem. Reports my sizes fine when I right click and do the properties thing. The other method has never been right in any KDE4 I've tried. Also, doesn't Linux calculate sizes slightly different from Windows so they're bound to be different any way? IE a 16GB (16x1.024) NTFS partition shows up as bigger or smaller (I can't remember which) in Linux for me.
     
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Not a Kubuntu problem. Reports my sizes fine when I right click and do the properties thing. The other method has never been right in any KDE4 I've tried. Also, doesn't Linux calculate sizes slightly different from Windows so they're bound to be different any way? IE a 16GB (16x1.024) NTFS partition shows up as bigger or smaller (I can't remember which) in Linux for me.

I know my Music directory under NTFS shows up as 42GB on my Desktop and the Ext4 Samba share I copied it to ( my file server ) only reported it as like 38GB or something like that. All the files were there though.

Not using KDE though.
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I should add that with my two external drive connected (both ntfs) should read back as 3.25tbs but instead reports as 2.6tb, and i've made sure all 3.25tabs is there for use
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Just to make it clear, the size Dolphin reports is always a random number. Say I got a bunch of files adding up to 44GB, Dolphin will read 38GB the first time and then 42GB when I hit refresh; it eventually gets the right size, but only after I hit the refresh key several times.
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Just to make it clear, the size Dolphin reports is always a random number. Say I got a bunch of files adding up to 44GB, Dolphin will read 38GB the first time and then 42GB when I hit refresh; it eventually gets the right size, but only after I hit the refresh key several times.

Are you giving it time to finish the calculating when you right click inside a directory and select properties?
     
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Yeah. Both my desktop and laptop are affected.
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