Peripherals forum: External Hard Drive wrongly shows almost full

by: MumboJoe June 21, 2010 11:01 PM PDT

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External Hard Drive wrongly shows almost full

by MumboJoe - 6/21/10 11:01 PM

My external hard drive shows only 4.86 GB remaining of 465 GB. No way this is correct. I have around 90 GB of music, and aside from backing up my computer I can't think of anything else. The drive has shown around 300 GB free since I got it and initially moved my music and backup to it. Now all of a sudden it shows full. Any help I'm not an expert computer guy, so please explain clearly. I use Windows 7. The drive is a Buffalo MiniStation. The computer is an HP Pavilion laptop. In the time it took to post this message, it went from 4.86 GB free to 4.76 GB free. What's happening???? yesterday it showed around 20 GB free.

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