External HDD not showing correct space used.

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  1. Tom Martow

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    Hey guys, something I've only just noticed but I can assure you I've got GiggityBites of pictures and videos on this drive but it still shows 1.81tb left.

    Is there anyway to fix this without damaging the files on there?


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  2. Chox1988

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    You cant see the files on there at all, firstly have you got another computer to try it on?

    Failing that file recovery software should pull them back. Then copy them somewhere else, format the disk, then copy them back. Probably an easier way of doing it, but that would be my approach.
     
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    Sorry I didn't mention all files are there and are usable, I'm using the drive now to copy over my photos.

    Before using this as a photo drive I did a full format of the drive.
     
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    oh in that case just copy everything off it, reformat, copy it back, and deal with the issue if it happens again
     
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    I guess I'll have to do that, thought there was an option I'd clicked or something by accident, thanks a lot chox.
     

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