Disc space used

Hello, I have a newbie question. I use My Passport to store music and when I checked properties it showed 465 GB used leaving a little over 120 GB available. My music library is only 21 GB, how do I figure out what is using up the rest, nothing in the various folders adds up to the usage displayed.

Hello,

Can you please post a screenshot of the properties screen…

Did you happen to reformat the drive?

Joe

also, what does it look like in disk management.

Hello, I got the exact same porblem, My passport is a 500g, and i’ve used 165 Gb of it, Tho the properties and everything tells me that I got 30gb left.  I added a picture here at Imageshack. -> My Passport Screenshot<- and if I would reformat it, How do I know it’s not gonna happen again, It’s not like I wanna reformat it every month or so…

that picture looks like you’re taking the properties of the extras folder.  I couldn’t tell.  but you should look at the properties of the drive, itself, to know how much space you’ve used and got left.

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sorry, I mis-read your post.  when you take the properties of the drive itself what does it tell you?  does it show only 30 gb’s left?  have you looked into the drive to see what is all on there?

Yeah, If I click properties on my Drive, It tells me Used space: 435 gb.   Free space 30,6gb. I’ve checked like 10 times, I’ve checked folder by folder. And if I add it on a calculator it’s no where near 435gb…

Tffxp wrote:

Hello, I have a newbie question. I use My Passport to store music and when I checked properties it showed 465 GB used leaving a little over 120 GB available. My music library is only 21 GB, how do I figure out what is using up the rest, nothing in the various folders adds up to the usage displayed.

did you ever get an answer to your question?

ozor15 wrote:

Yeah, If I click properties on my Drive, It tells me Used space: 435 gb.   Free space 30,6gb. I’ve checked like 10 times, I’ve checked folder by folder. And if I add it on a calculator it’s no where near 435gb…

what passport do you have?  what model number?  and make sure that you have your data somewhere else also.

I’m using WD My Passport 0730 USB Device.

that isn’t a model number.  there should be a white sticker on the bottom of the drive that gives you the model number.  or somewhere on the drive some priniting.

P/N WDBACY5000ABK-00

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No, I haven’t formated it, What’s the point if it may happen again? and i won’t notice if it works for like 1 month.

This one? http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/2331231312313.png/ 

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/2331231312313.png/

This one?

ozor15 wrote:

No, I haven’t formated it, What’s the point if it may happen again? and i won’t notice if it works for like 1 month.

then get your data off it, and return it or replace it.  why troubleshoot.

You are using Your External Drive for “Windows Backup and Restore” that is taking most of space.

To know how much space your backup taking go to --> all control panel --> Backup and restore.

To mange space used for backup click “Manage space” on Backup and Restore window then change settings and check

the radio button “Keep only the latest system image and minimize space used by backup”

I’m Sure this will help you…

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Yeah, That was it! Thanks!

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