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External HDD displaying incorrect Used Space

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  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Hidden Files
  • External Hard Drive
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Last response: in Storage
June 18, 2012 3:44:13 AM

My Western Digital My Passport 1TB external HDD is displaying that there is only 10 GB free on it....upon further examination there is only 250GB being used! I've emptied Recycle bin, i'm displaying all hidden files and all hidden system files....ran WinDirStat, and it only confirms what I've been seeing....there is no reason for this drive to be reading as full.....can anyone help me?

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June 18, 2012 4:10:03 AM

Did you format the drive correctly? Sounds like you made the partition size only 250gb. Try going into computer management and double checking that you have the rest of the partition formatted and extended first.
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June 18, 2012 9:49:34 PM

just checked, Drive is formatted NTFS, for 930.86 GB.
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