Hidden volumes?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by emoin, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. emoin macrumors member

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    I have an external drive that I use with my laptop, called (for argument's sake, it's actually my name) "HARD DRIVE". I use it for Bit Torrent files, so a few times I've run BT without realizing that the drive wasn't plugged in -- apparently the volume where everything was supposed to be was then created on my hard drive, or something along those lines... I only realized this because when uploading files with a Java webapp I noticed that there were a bunch of volumes called "HARD DRIVE 1," "HARD DRIVE 2," etc. I suspect that a large amount of data ended up being placed in these and they're clogging up my internal hard drive, but I can't actually seem to find them with Finder so that I can delete them.

    Does this make sense? Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    If they exist, they are in /Volumes. Open a Finder window, hit Cmd-Shift-G and type in /Volumes.
     
  3. emoin thread starter macrumors member

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  4. steted macrumors newbie

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    thank you

    Thank you very much! I had the same problem. I couldn't find the /volumes in order to delete folder...
    it was so easy :) i'm glad i find you. thanks. stefano
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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