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Shows drive is full but there is almost nothing on it

I have to YM's that are switched out bimonthly for daily backups. One of the machines is now reporting 0 space used and 0 space available. Essentially, there is nothing on it except some backup config files and directories that take a very tiny bit of space. Any thoughts/help are greatly appreciated. Thank you, Teri

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Re: Shows drive is full but there is almost nothing on it

Ths is possibly caused by a FAT / TOC error and it may be possible to resolve this using a chkdisk or perhaps scandisk or whatever management tools come with this item.

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