Why does my hard drive say im using so much space!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Shisha, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Shisha macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    Hey all,

    So I recently purchased a WD My passport ultra hard drive to back up all my photos. I spent yesterday backing everything up and it all went smoothly. Once of these folders has 8GB worth of photos, however when i click properties and on my computer its showing that I've used 150GB of disk space! I know this isnt possible as I've previously stored these photos on a 32GB USB stick and still had lots of space for other items.

    The hard drive is formatted in exFAT as im using it for both a windows pc and a macbook.

    Hope someone can help me as to what the problem is! Pic has been uploaded.


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  2. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2010
    Try using a program like foldersize to see which folders contain the mystery crap.
  3. illusionx macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2014
    Brossard, QC

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