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Old 02-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so on my western digital terabyte external HDD it shows I only have 80gb free, all I have on it is about 250gb worth of movies/music. Could this be because I have my windows image backup on it? MY computer backs up to my external every once in a while, but that folder shows 0mb of usage. Thanks for the help in advance!
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hidden files?

are you checking it through windows explorer or disk management?
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liek just when I go to start>computer it only shows 80gb free
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oh wow I just found it... went to my backup and restore settings, 613gb for my backup.... no thank you lol
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ok go to disk management run=> diskmgmt.msc and see if there's anything more you can find in that. also check for hidden files.

how did you set up your pc backup?
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I honestly have no idea how I set that up. honestly, I'm going to stop backing anything up because I don't have much to lose on my PC's HDD, everything important is saved on my external
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