This is my first time posting here, thanks for reading.
I own a 500 GB WesternDigital Hard Drive on which there are six folders. I am attempting to transfer all six folders onto a new, 3 TB Seagate Hard Drive.
When I choose ‘get info’ on the 500 GB WD, the information reads:
-Used: 449.01 GB on disk
I merged all 6 folders into a single folder, and transferred that folder onto the 3 TB Seagate. After the folder had completed the transfer, I chose ‘get info’, expecting to see ‘449.01 GB’. This was not the case. Instead, the single folder (containing the 6 mentioned) read a total capacity of 154.31 GB.
I used DiskRadar to investigate the matter, and the program is telling me that ‘system files’ are taking up 58.9% of the hard drive. What in the heck are system files, and why are they taking up so much space?