files deleted; capacity remains the same

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  1. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

    macOSX-tastic

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    hi all,

    need a bit of help here, back again with my trusty maxtor firewire drive.

    i have put several files (up to 20.0GB approx.) onto the drive using carbon copy cloner, but i changed my mind and wanted to remove these.....naturally i dragged them to the trash, and ejected the drive.....everything is fine.

    next time i reconnect, i have zero files on the drive but out of 200GB, there seems to be a rather large 40GB file which the finder, nor i can see!:eek:

    what is taking up this space in the hard drive, and how would i go about deleting it/making it useable again?

    many thanks

    tastic
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    omnidisksweeper can find files and you can use Onyx to show invisible files and then delete them
     
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030

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