ghost files on my external hard drive

April 5, 2011 at 12:12:57
Specs: Macintosh
I have a seagate 500 gb external hard drive I use to back up my computer with apple time machine. I have used it for 2 years with out any problems. I tried to back up my computer, it tells me there is not enough space on the drive to back things up. I went into the hard drive and deleted everything off of it. It does not show any thing on the hard drive when I open it but it still say's there is only 126 gb available. Why can I not see what is in the hard drive and how do I get it off?

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April 5, 2011 at 12:56:01
I don't know what is taking up the space, but it may be easier to just reformat the drive as you have deleted everything off it.

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April 5, 2011 at 19:47:31
I'm not too sure about this, but check the trash for the supposedly *deleted* files. They might still be there. This happened to me before. Hope this helps.

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