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Utorrent taking my HD free space when files have been pre-allocated


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Hi, does anyone know why is utorrent still taking up my harddrive space when the torrent has been pre-allocated?

If I open the folder where a torrent is being downloded it already has the full 2GB size of that torrent, but when I start this torrent I still loose HD space, did I miss something?

Version 1.8

Windows xp SP2

Files saved to 1TB external HD formated in ntfs


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No. As I said, sparse files cannot be "un-sparsed" unless you copy them.

Sparse files are files that, while allocated in the filesystem, aren't actually taking up physical space in the drive. "Size" and "Size on disk" in the file properties will likely display very different numbers for sparse files, for example.

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