I have a question about the file size in my documents. I put it here in "Vista" because that's my OS, and lack of knowledge as to where I should ask this question. So if I'm in the wrong forum, I apologize to the Moderators in advance.
Okay, here's the question:
I have an "NTI DataCD" download file in documents. It says that the document Size is 1.97KB (2.025 bytes) but is 4.00KB (4.096 bytes) Size on Disk.
Why is it so much larger on the disk? Is it because the download file in documents is just the information about the program, but the size on the disk is the actual size of the program itself?
I realize this may be a really ignorant question to most of the people here. Especially seeings how I can actually format and reload an OS on old PCs and figure out how to fix a whole lot of PC problems. I used an old DOS book to repair my first 3.0 Windows lap top(that thing weighed a good 5 pounds! haha) way back when. Even though I was told "Ahhh, you should not mess with DOS!" and "Are you crazy, you don't even know what Windows or My Computer means! Let alone what an operating system is!" But I did it anyways because all there was on the laptop when I turned it on was 1 blinking line. I used a notebook and an ink pen because I did not know about printers yet either. (remember this was way way back in the early to mid 90's) But I finally out of frustration as to figure out why it had just a blinking line, I wrote the word "help". Apparently I was in Dos mode and up came a Dos menu of what I later was to learn was called "Commands". I was hooked and borrowed the Dos book and taught myself about how to fix a broken PC.
Now here it is so many years later and I'm just learning what most would probably consider the simplest and very basics of Computer 101 !! ha!
So if you could tell me if my theory that the actual program on the disk is quite a bit larger than the information on the document, I would appreciate it very much! Because the only other reason I can think of is the program snuck in some other files. As in maybe some other spyware or malware perhaps.
Thanks so much, Guys!
Your friendly hillbilly,