• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Drivers
  • Assigned To
  • Operating System
  • Severity Very Low
  • Priority Defer
  • Reported Version Release 2.0
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes
  • Private
Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - 2003-04-28
Last edited by bagder - 2004-03-17

FS#1285 - Info about free Disk space wrong value

Example (from my Archos Recorder):
Disk space: 18,6 GB occupied: 12,7 GB free: 5,8 GB (from PC Properties)

display of free space in Rockbox 2.0: 15,2 GB

Closed by  bagder
2004-03-17 08:19
Reason for closing:  Wont Fix
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

Logged In: YES

We can't fix problems in Windows.

ddyer commented on 2004-02-07 22:23

I also saw this problem on my recorder 20. When attached
to the USB port, windows saw free space as 5gb whereas
the number displayed in the info window was 0.1gb

This problem when away after I wiped, formatted, and
reloaded my disk.

Project Manager
zagor commented on 2004-02-09 09:15

Microsoft Windows does not update the free space information
on the disk according to the filesystem specification.
Therefore Rockbox does not know the amount of free space
without recalculating itself (press play).

AFAIK, this problem does not occur when using Linux to copy

To my knowledge, there is nothing we can do about this until
Microsoft either tells us where they store their free space
information, or they start following their own
specification. I’m not holding my breath for either one…

ddyer commented on 2004-02-09 17:54

Your explanation doesn’t fit all the available data; to wit: the
problem was “fixed” on my box when I wiped the disk and

Also, how does this problem affect space allocation for

Project Manager
zagor commented on 2004-02-11 20:32

This problem does not affect space allocation, only the free space
display. It’s the sum variable that’s wrong, not the block allocation

Project Manager

We can’t fix problems in Windows.


Available keyboard shortcuts


Task Details

Task Editing