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File size difference between path Finder and Dropbox.

File size difference between path Finder and Dropbox.

Jean-Charles M.1
Explorer | Level 3

Hello,

 

I see significant file size differences between pathfinder and dropbox, why?
Example : a .pptx file: on pathfinder's get info: 9.1MB, on dropbox 8.64MB

thank you

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Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hey @Jean-Charles M.1, I'd be happy to look into this for you! 

 

Would you mind sending me a few screenshots of the file difference, in order for me to have a visual too? 

 

Also, did you only notice this with that particular .pptx file, or more content? 

 

Keep me posted, thanks! 


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Jean-Charles M.1
Explorer | Level 3

Hello Megan,

 

Please find here: removed

Yes I notice differences in different folder sizes (between the path finder get info and dropbox online).

 

Thank you,


JC.

Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hey @Jean-Charles M., happy July 1st! 

 

Keep in mind that due to security reasons I can't access the shared link you've provided. 

 

I've also removed it, since I wanted to avoid it from potentially gathering too much traffic. 

 

When replying back to me here, you should have a camera-like icon that'd allow you to attach your screenshots here. Can you give it a go? 


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Здравко
Legendary | Level 20

@Jean-Charles M.1 wrote:

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Example : a .pptx file: on pathfinder's get info: 9.1MB, on dropbox 8.64MB

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Hi @Jean-Charles M.1,

That's interesting topic. 🤔 A topic about digital information measurement units. You denoted both value as expressed with the same unit. Is it certain? 🧐 Did you check it? 😉

There are 2 main conceptions and both are widely used (sometimes denoted in the same way - something with potential to confuse). You may search for informational units in the web and you will find a lot of post. An example may be seen here. How do you think, what to what matches? 🙂 Express both values in Bytes (they are always the same) and you will see.

Hope this demystifies the above.

Jean-Charles M.1
Explorer | Level 3

Thank you.

Both values are indeed express in MB.

Jean-Charles M.1
Explorer | Level 3

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Pls find attached 5 screenshots.

Здравко
Legendary | Level 20

😀Are you sure? Take a look again and don't believe in what's denoted - it comes from people, people make mistake!

 

By the way, on your info panel may be seen the file size expressed in Bytes (NOT MB). Try express this size in the both ways in MB and see what to what matches, as I said (keep in mind roundings there).

One more tip:

X MB = 9061659 / 1000 / 1000

Y MiB = 9061659 / 1024 / 1024

Again, what to what matches? 😉

Jean-Charles M.1
Explorer | Level 3

Yes I am sure that both values are indeed express in MB. MB: " a unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,048,576 (220) bytes"

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @Jean-Charles M.1, the second screenshot is what you see when you right click the file in your Dropbox folder and click on "get info", right?

 

What do you see when you follow the same steps, but after downloading the same file from the Dropbox website to your computer?


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