Lost 200Gb in external hard drive. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2008, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Default Lost 200Gb in external hard drive.


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!!


malestrom is offline  
Old 03-05-2008, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,578
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: Lost 200Gb in external hard drive.

Already answered do not double post.
Lost 200Gb in external hard drive.
Ste is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP!! My hard drive will not boot! ehc68 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 15 01-29-2009 03:33 PM
Lost 200Gb in external hard drive. malestrom Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 03-05-2008 11:35 AM
External Hard Drive troubles Grahto22 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 09-23-2007 07:03 PM
External Hard Drive Problem golfer1 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 08-07-2007 08:15 PM
External Hard Drive causing problems mel6280 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 04-15-2007 02:41 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.