external drive not showing correct data - error fixing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wakkaday, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. wakkaday macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2014
    hey guys

    my 1tb external drive ( i was deleting the time machine backup ) and emptied recycle bin etc unfortunatey the drive disconnected during process

    now its saying there is only 2gb free on the drive, when i know i have deleted the 300gb time machine backup

    can anyone help me get this drive fixed? i have tried disk utility repair first aid but it keeps crashing
    it is finding errors but gets stuck on the circle loading sign in one of the steps and doenst progress any further
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I think you have two choices (OK, three!)
    1. Try a more capable drive repair utility, such as Alsoft's Disk Warrior, to (hopefully) repair the volume.
    2. Use Disk Utility to erase the drive, and start over with a fresh volume.
    3. (optional) ignore the drive completely. Put it on the top shelf in a closet.

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