Harddive not showing accurate free space

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Leaderz0rz, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Leaderz0rz

    Leaderz0rz Wee

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    my secondary drive, which is a 120 gig maxtor, is showing 2 gigs free, when i have deleted over 10gigs of information on it. Anyone know how to fix this other then formating it? becuase thats alot of data to move :/
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Umm.. let's get back to basics..

    If you're using a windows OS, have you emptied the recycle bin?
     
  3. Android412

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    try defragmenting
     
  4. Leaderz0rz

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    guess i should of said the basics lol, using window xp pro, i have emptied the recycle bin etc, and checked the drive for errors and such. i haven't tried defragmenting yet.
     
  5. Leaderz0rz

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    grrr there has to be a way to correct the problem without formatting :(
     
  6. Leaderz0rz

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    well if i have to format it, what is the best program for making huge images of drives so i can just put all the info back on?
     
  7. zeke_mo

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    Do the disk clean up in windows xp, it might pick up some old files that never got deleted
     
  8. Leaderz0rz

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    well it seems to be working ok now.. i can delete files and it shows the correct free space usage..
     
  9. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    what was your solution? That way if someone else runs into this problem they will be able to fix it.
     
  10. Leaderz0rz

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    i rebooted, and deleted a large file and it started working fine.. i dunno what caused the problem or what fixed it really.
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Are you running with NTFS or FAT32? I take it you run NTFS because of the size of the drive, but you never know. :)

    The point is I've seen this problem with FAT32 drives. The space is there, it just reads wrong.
     
  12. Leaderz0rz

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    it was NTFS it might of had somthing to do with a temp file or such i'm not really sure to be honest.
     
  13. Dan04

    Dan04 OSNN Addict

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    u could always run chkdsk on the drive
     
  14. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

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    all you do is disk management tools, check drive for errors, and it should pick it up and fix it.