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[Solved] WMC (Windows 8 and 7) detecting whole partition as available?

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I recently got an HDHomerun Dual and starting playing with WMC on my Windows 8 laptop and Windows 7 pc. When I go into the Recording settings, both computers show the available recording space as the size of the entire drive/partition (using the C system drive, just for testing).
Yes I can set the maximum space used, but that just seems sketchy.
I've googled the issue and found no other reports of this... is this normal? SOLVED... SEE MY LAST REPLY, MSG #5
Edited by boournz - 1/26/13 at 3:54pm
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Of course this is normal. It sees all of your hard drives' empty space as available to record on.
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If you are concerned, you can always go into Settings, TV, Recorder, Recorder Storage, and set the maximum tv limit. Even though I record to a dedicated drive, If it gets to under about 40-50GB left, it gives me problems... so now at about 100GB I move the files to another storage drive (I could automate this but I actually do occasionally delete stuff during this manual move).
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@puwaha It's showing the whole partition, used and free space as available. A 252gb partition with 186gb of free space is showing in wmc as having 252gb available.

@signcarver I'm just testing, if I decide to do recordings on a regular basis, I'll get a dedicated external. Was just wondering why it was reading that way.
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OK, I feel like an idiot now! I was in a hurry trying to figure stuff out before leaving for work and I completely misread what the available space slider was showing. (Other content and live tv buffer = used space... duh) That., combined with the 'Maximum TV Limit' box allowing you to go all the way up to the size of the partition (instead of stopping at the unused amount), had me confused and thinking the available recording space was reading the used space as well. OOPS, my fault.... thanks to those that replied.
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