HDD full even tho no files on it.

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  1. LeoWeis macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    So I've replaced my hdd with an ssd yesterday and I wanted to use my old hdd as an external drive. So I just moved everything that was in my Hdd into the trash (thought that was the right thing to do). Now nothing is on the hdd anymore but it sill says that it is almost full. could someone help me please[​IMG][/url][/IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    It's the ghost of Steve Jobs occupying your hard drive.

    Seriously, just forget the hard drive.
     
  3. LeoWeis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what do you mean forget it?
     
  4. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You said you moved everything to the trash. Did you empty the trash? Your files continue to take up space until you empty the trash.
    Or, even easier, if you don't need anything on the hard drive now (you did put everything in the trash, correct?), then open your Disk Utility, and select your now-external hard drive, and choose to erase the hard drive. That will be the quickest way to make sure you have nothing left on that drive...
     
  6. andrewbee, Nov 4, 2016
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    andrewbee macrumors newbie

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    Why does this post feel like a breathe of fresh air?

    I don't have a solution to your problem but want chill in here before I go back out there with my pickaxe.
     
  7. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Just format the hard drive.

    auto-correct is acting up
     
  8. LeoWeis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://1.1m.yt/jcBzOhp.png
     
  9. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    Eject the volume, then try formatting again. I get the same error when formatting USB drives.
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I see your volume is a "logical volume", and not a physical volume.
    Do you have File Vault enabled on your external drive?
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Run the command below in Terminal to remove the core storage volume, then format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (or encrypted if you want) in Disk Utility. That will erase the entire disk.

    Code:
    diskutil cs delete "Macintosh HD"
     

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