ShowSize shows me the wasted space in reports but I do not see how to delete all that wasted space?

January 30, 2008 (150)

in Wasted space

The wasted space is a part of the operating system (Windows). Please see the help topic on wasted space in ShowSize. The files are allocated in fixed size chunks called clusters. Usually, the last cluster is not fully used and hence the remaining part of the cluster is a waste. ShowSize can only show you the wasted space. The only way to reduce wasted space is by allocating lower size clusters when formatting the volumes. FAT32 and NTFS do it for you anyway by allocating only 4K clusters by default as compared with FAT (32K). Perhaps, in future, the OS developers will think of a way to reduce this waste.

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