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

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  1. cymad, Oct 7, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012

    cymad macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Did you empty the trash after deleting files with the drive still attached?
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    #3

    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?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Actually, many have mentioned problems with Tuxera over the years. I always recommend Paragon.
     
  5. justperry macrumors 604

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    I edited it before you posted, forgot to add today:eek:
     
  6. cymad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1463457

    Thanks guys.
     

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