If my drive has nothing in it, can I delete the invisible files there?

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  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Hey, I used CCC to copy Macintosh HD to Storage, I stopped, and deleted the files, should there be any invisible files there, it says there is 768MB used, the invis files only add up to 10MB though, it's annoying me.. even though I've find these few files, I can't find the why the rest of the space is used, it says "Used" 768MB on the Get Info panel for it.

    Can I delete them, or does it need them.. the items are: .DS_STore, Desktop DB, mach_kernal.ctfsys, .TemporaryItems, Desktop DF, .com.apple.timemachine.supported, .vol?

    Kind Regards
     
  2. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    drop a reformat on it and be done with it

    start fresh!
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    How do I do that?

    EDIT: Erase it from Disk Utility?
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    If you want to completely wipe the (old?) HDD clean then open Disk Utility and format it.
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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