Less Disk Space After Converting a Stacker Drive (95497)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2

This article was previously published under Q95497


If you convert a drive from Stacker to DoubleSpace, DoubleSpace might show that you have less compressed disk space than you had with Stacker.


This apparent disparity occurs because DoubleSpace is thoroughly integrated with the MS-DOS operating system and can more accurately estimate compressed disk space. In fact, you may actually have more compressed disk space than you had before the conversion, regardless of what was reported.

In addition, DoubleSpace continually updates its compressed disk space estimates. As a result, as you work with a compressed drive, DoubleSpace updates its estimates to reflect the actual current state of file compression on your drive.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/15/2003
Keywords: KB95497