Where's the space gone?? Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive Storage Last response: December 23, 2012 11:47 AM in Storage Share LiquidStool 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....? thanks More about : space noidea_77 a b 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. ss202sl a b 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer LiquidStool December 23, 2012 11:47:41 AM ah thanks, so how do i know if the drive is partitioned? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat application to view where all my disk space has gone ? ForumWhere has my SSD space gone ? ForumWhere has my hard drive space gone ? ForumHard Drive space is gone Forumdisk space gone missing? ForumNew build- Where is my ssd space going ForumWhere did all the disk space go? ForumWhere are all my Gigabtes gone ? ForumAll Data Suddenly Gone ForumWhere has Tungsten T2 gone ? (Is the E2 closer than we thin.. ForumWindows 8: 30 GB of Space Missing ForumUnexplained loss of space on SSD C: drive/Windows 8 ForumSSD space loss--tried most simple recommendations! ForumConnected NEW pc hard drive to another PC, copied files, now gone ! ForumWindows 8 dual boot gone horribly wrong ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumWhere to find storage device policy in win xp ForumFolders gone from external hard drive ForumHow do i increase space on my d hard drive ForumWhere can i buy PCB for 500GB WD External HDD? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !