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Available Space in a Container

Topics: Technical Issues
Sep 17, 2015 at 8:42 PM
Edited Sep 17, 2015 at 8:54 PM
I have used Truecrypt for years. I am looking to move to Veracrypt. I created a new container to test with that was 20MB. When I open the container 10MB is used by something I can't see. And each time i created a bigger volume, the same unknown 10MB of disk space was unavailable. What is it? When I do the exact same thing with Truecrypt I get the full available disk space.

edit: And I created it as an NTFS container.
edit#2: OK my bad but still a question, the result is the same in TC & VC. If the created container is NTFS the 10MB unavailable space exists. If its FAT that's not the case. Can you help me with NTFS/FAT/Veracrypt/Truecrypt 101?
Sep 18, 2015 at 4:43 AM
Both FAT32 and NTFS will consume some space on newly formatted drive. NTFS uses more space due to the security & permissions and filesystem journaling along with metadata stored in the drive/partition.

The space usage is not a TC/VC issue. You can Google search or post on the Windows forums to get the technical details.