Time Capsule Only Shows Half Of Total Disk Size?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by redAPPLE, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops

    my 1tb time capsule is acting strange. i created a sparse bundle disk image (so i can store my iTunes media).

    unfortunately, i somehow created a sparse bundle disk image, which is too small. i deleted the sparse bundle disk image, and since then, time capsule only shows around 460 gb of space.

    i resetted the time capsule, but i still don't have the whole 1tb of space. i deleted my backups too, but i still see 460 gb of space.

    anybody seen this problem before? any tips or ideas how to get back my 1tb?

  2. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2008
    USA (Virginia)
    I've never heard of this problem, but if you don't have any more backups or data on it, perhaps formatting it would restore it to size.

    Use AirPort Utility, click the Disks icon, select the Time Capsule Disk and click the Erase button. (Of course, only do this if there's absolutely nothing you want on the drive.)
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Actually, you can't mount the Time Capsule in Disk Utility in order to erase it. You must erase it using the Disks tab in AirPort Utility.

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