LaCie External Hard Drive Question

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  1. tradeco macrumors newbie

    tradeco

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    Hi All-

    First time poster here so I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong forum.

    My question goes something like this. I had just purchased a Lacie 500GB xternal drive for my G5, I also have another xternal drive hooked up which is a Western Digital. I copied everything , music video files ect... onto the Lacie drive to clean up the WD drive, now when I went to clean up the new Lacie drive the files I deleted are gone but it is not freeing up any space...WHY???

    I went to disk utilities and re-formatted but it wiped it clean, is there such a way to delete a few files here and there and gain the space they were taking up without going this route?

    thanx
     
  2. pixproff macrumors newbie

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    After dragging the files to the trash, did you remember to empty the trash?
     
  3. tradeco thread starter macrumors newbie

    tradeco

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    Ummm, No ...I did not know that I was suppose to, is that the problem?

    I am new to Macs, but liking em' more n' more
     
  4. pixproff macrumors newbie

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    It is a two step process. A lot of new users have the same problem.
     
  5. tradeco thread starter macrumors newbie

    tradeco

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    sounds good and I forgot to thank you

    THANKS!
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That's the problem.
     
  7. tradeco thread starter macrumors newbie

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