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File sizes

Permalink 05/10/07 at 06:57:45 am, by Ed, 91 words   English (US)
Categories: General, Media

I just noticed this today. Looking at (almost) any file in Windows explorer shows two non-corresponding file-sizes, one always exactly 1 KB larger than the other, and it's not disk size, either. Look:

Differing file sizes

For smaller files, it shows a more accurate file size at the bottom, but for files of at least 100 KB it just seems to... subtract one. (Presumably it's just taking the INT value of the filesize when it's 3 digits or longer at the bottom, and rounding up to the next whole KB up above, but why use different techniques?)

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