Back up files size change

Peter Franks

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Any idea when I have a folder on the MBP that says its 421MB and when I save it on an external hard drive it shows 472MB? Makes no sense at all
 

chown33

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What are the capacities of the two drives? Is the external much larger than the other one?

Does the copied folder contain a large number of small files?
 

Peter Franks

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thanks for replies, It's a Freecom 320GB external and MBP is 320. It doesn't happen on all, but enough, I wonder if ones' missing something or other. Format wise, don't know. Just a drag and drop is my expertise!
 
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