NTFS Formated HDD won't free up Storage when items get deleted!

cymad

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 25, 2012
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Hi,
My 3TB WD MyBook Essentials is full. I've got 6GB left.
So obviously I went on a autum clean up spree deleting about 100GB of data.
Trash is empty.

When I delete a file, it make NO DIFFERENCE to available capacity what so ever, even though it's not in trash.

I use Tuxera NTFS drivers, and I have all hidden folders and files visible.

I've used DaisyDisk to analyse my drive, but I can't find a hidden folder with 100GB of data...

Daisydisk can only find 2.241TB, and the drive is 2.994TB big. I'm using mountain lion on a late 2009 macbook pro.

Any help?
thanks

PS: This guy had the same issue https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/issues/33 but he did not empty the trash. My trash is ALWAYS empty, but via cmd+z I can files back which means there must be a trash. Deleting .trashes didn't help either.
 
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GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,419
768
Hi,
My 3TB WD MyBook Essentials is full. I've got 6GB left.
So obviously I went on a autum clean up spree deleting about 100GB of data.
Trash is empty.

When I delete a file, it make NO DIFFERENCE to available capacity what so ever, even though it's not in trash.
Did you empty the trash after deleting files with the drive still attached?
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
10,494
5,915
I'm a rolling stone.
Hi,
My 3TB WD MyBook Essentials is full. I've got 6GB left.
So obviously I went on a autum clean up spree deleting about 100GB of data.
Trash is empty.

When I delete a file, it make NO DIFFERENCE to available capacity what so ever, even though it's not in trash.

I use Tuxera NTFS drivers, and I have all hidden folders and files visible.

I've used DaisyDisk to analyse my drive, but I can't find a hidden folder with 100GB of data...

Daisydisk can only find 2.241TB, and the drive is 2.994TB big.

Any help?
thanks

PS: This guy had the same issue https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/issues/33 but he did not empty the trash. My trash is ALWAYS empty, but via cmd+z I can files back which means there must be a trash. Deleting .trashes didn't help either.

Are you sure you have write access, copy a small file to it and look if it copies, if not you don't have write access so files won't delete either if you try to.

You are already the second (Or more) which have problems with Tuxera drivers today, are you on 10.8.2?
 

cymad

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 25, 2012
24
0
Fixing the hard drive with disk utility created the .trashes folder. Now my trash is 1.03TB large.


However, :(:(:(:(:(:(
While doing the repairing, the cable of the WD lost connection, and my folder with pictures (1.8TB) is gone.
See new thread on this: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1463457/

Thanks guys.
 
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