|Jan 16, 2013, 12:34 PM||#1|
My external hard drive has no files but says it's nearly full
I have a Toshiba 750GB USB external hard drive. I have a 320 GB internal hard drive on my MacBook Pro which I purchased in September 2011.
I used it for Time Machine but for some reason Time Machine ceased to function, taking weeks instead of hours to back up.
So I cleared all the files and have been backing up manually, i.e. once a week deleting the files and then saving all my files again. Everything is in one folder so easy to do, takes about 2 hours for about 180GB.
Then suddenly, my external hard drive says that it has only 68 GB free, although there are no files on it. I used Disk Utility to erase free space, but didn't get any more free space.
Can anyone clue me in? Do I have some sort of partition on the hard drive? I would like to restore it to being utterly blank.
|Jan 16, 2013, 12:44 PM||#2|
|Jan 23, 2013, 04:00 PM||#4|
I think I have a similar problem, need some advice.
My macbook's harddrive crashed 3 days ago. This is the second harddrive to be replaced. the last one was 500GB the new one is 320Gb. I have an Iomega external harddrive that I bought in 2011 when it crashed the first time and have been using it ever since doing backups with time machine.
I plug in the external harddrive and open up time machine backups and all I see is old-ish files from 2011 where are my most recent files? I cant see them. The external HDD info tells me I have 160Gb of memory left so I want to know where the heck 335Gb worth of work is on the external HDD?
I have my final year dissertation due on Monday and I need to find certain files that i just cant see. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
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