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Old 03-05-2008, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to share I problem I encountered and hopefully I could get some help.I have an external hard drive,a Lacie Porsche design which was working flawlessly.

I have Xp professional with Sp2 installed.It's a 500Gb external.I also have a 500 Gb Seagate external and yet another 500 Gb Lacie installed(not the Porsche design)

Up to yesterday I had 200Gb or some, free now I have only 9Gb!!!

I have only 1 folder installed,which is 273Gb.How can I have only 9Gb free?!

At startup it says windows is checking for disk conficiency so I let it check and it says that I have 200 Gb free space.

But when I log in to check I see that it has only 9!

As you can see below ,my drives:

K:Lacie porshe design
E:My other Lacie
D:Free agent

If I right click "properties" I get the same result:

If I click to open the Lacie you will see a folder "Hiper" :

Right clicking it and "properties" you will see that its 229Gb:

Even using a file commander you can see that it has 9Gb left:

I would really appreciate any help because I really don't know what to do!

Both hard drives are Fat32.Should I move my files to another hard drive and format k:?

Thank you so much for your time!!


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Default Re: Lost 200Gb in external hard drive.

Sometimes the only fix is to back up all important data onto another media and just format it.
Though you could try updating windows first, or connecting the drive to another computer to see if it still says the same amount of free space..

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Default Re: Lost 200Gb in external hard drive.

Thank you for your reply and sorry for the double post.Not intended.My connection froze and I thought it was not posted the first time.

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