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I have a macbook and I was storing my old computers  (ibook g4) music and photos on my firelight drive. This morning I went to backup some of my new photos. It would not let me put anything else on it and said that it was full. It is suppose to hold 80GB and there were only 30 on it.  I troubleshooted for a long time. I took everything off and it still said it is full. I would like to reformat it and see if that solves it, but I am unsure how to do that.  Help please. Or if you can think of anything else to do that would be wonderful.

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I had a similar problem in the past. If you have deleted files from the firelight drive, you need to empty the trash while the drive is plugged in for them to be officially gone. Otherwise, the "deleted" files still take up space on your drive.

Hope this is helpful!

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