Explorer displays wrong "Size on disk" for junction file

Applies to: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 Datacenter More

Symptoms


Explorer displays wrong "Size on disk" for junction file.

Cause


This issue happens since shell32.dll doesn’t obtain the correct size of allocation unit for the volume associated with directory file on the other volume when calculating Size on disk.

More Information


This symptom only affects the looks of the property. It doesn't affect any functionality of the file system.Windows has a feature to link the directories to represent the storage data in the another volume on the same computer. This issue happens when linked volume has a different size of allocation unit.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.