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Why does FL Pro free trial not search the entire drive?

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When I run a search on one of my drives (size 3TB) the search only checks 484 GB of files. I want to check the drive for all files that were modified within a specific date range, but it seems to only check less than 500 GB of the available drive, even when I remove the date modified range specifier from the search. Why is this happening, and is this normal expected behavior?
Thanks.

asked Jan 10 by edock (30 points)

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The free trial will search the whole drive as long as the running user has access to all files/folders.

You don't mention how you arrive at a 3TB file size? Is the file count the same?

FileLocator Pro will include file sizes for every file that it sees during the file scan. However, there are a few reasons why the totals might not match other tools. If FileLocator Pro is unable to enumerate the files/folders in a folder, e.g. the running user does not have security privileges, then it will not be able to traverse to those subfolders.

Another reason file sizes might not match is that if you are searching through ZIP or PST file types the sub-file sizes will be included in the totals as well as the parent container file sizes.

answered Jan 10 by dave (50,950 points)
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