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Where's the space gone??

Last response: in Storage
December 22, 2012 4:52:25 PM

hi all

after a bit of help, i have a an external hdd that is 500gb, it only has two files on it which are both .ico files and yet the drive reports only 365gb free, where the hell has the other 135gb gone?

was gonna upload a screen grab but don't seem to have that option....?


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a c 87 G Storage
December 23, 2012 11:13:56 AM

Goto disk management and check the partition. Make sure, there is only one partition that has the full drive and not any unallocated space.
a c 92 G Storage
December 23, 2012 11:25:42 AM

A 500GB drive only has about 465 GB of usable formatted space. It looks like(as stated above) that you may have a 365GB partition and 100GB of empty(non-partitioned) space.
December 23, 2012 11:47:41 AM

ah thanks, so how do i know if the drive is partitioned?