Hard drive shows less space than actual

Seagate / External hard drive
August 21, 2010 at 01:02:56
Specs: Windows 7
Itb I havenot used beyond 200gb but shows a usage of 740gb Shall appreciate any help

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August 21, 2010 at 09:01:36
Even assuming you need a disk cleanup that figure seems kinda high. Are you sure the 740 gig is used space and not free space? The way windows counts bytes a 1 TB drive will show about 931 gig after formatting. Using less than 200 gig of that would show free space of at least 731 gig.

Or does the drive have multiple partitions with virtual drives on it? If the 1 TB is divided among more than one partition then each is starting off with less available space.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat

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