external hd question

andy in ny

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Hey everyone, this is my first post. I have a 1tb western digital external hd to store movies. if i click properties on the drive itself, it shows 719gb used, 211 free. if i right click on the only folder on the drive, it shows a size of 563gb. why the HUGE difference?

if it matters, my computer is an hp running windows 7.


In Runtime
I can help you to view your Hidden Files. so you can check the size.

In Windows 7 to view the hidden files and folders do this.

Open up Windows Explorer > Organize > Folder and Search Options> Click View tab> Check radial button Show hidden files, folders, or drives

Be careful what you delete or modify. There is a reason why the stuff is hidden