Hard drive issue

Discussion in 'iMac' started by whitel4, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. whitel4 macrumors member

    whitel4

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    I first noticed that when a USB Flash drive (32gb) was empty but Get info showed it had 28gb used. And I couldn't add any files. I reformatted the drive and the problem cleared. Then minutes later my Time Machine allocated drive (Samsung 1TB Hard Drive) stated the back couldn't complete back up because I have no space. Looked on the Get Info and had few hundred MB left. When I know all that is on this drive adds to about 200GB! I really dont want to reformat this drive too.

    Any Ideas why this is happening and how can I stop it? I really dont want my internal HDD to do the same!

    PLEASE HELP!:(
     
  2. NYhoosier macrumors newbie

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    Just a thought...have you emptied the trash lately? Deleted files will take up space but not show in get info.
     
  3. whitel4 thread starter macrumors member

    whitel4

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    Actually, still emptying trash now. Deleted all old back up files and that seems to have caused the issue.
    Thanks for the help
     
  4. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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