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Drive full?? Ive bought D2 1tetrabyte,and im using mac g4,the problem i have right now is,i just used 200GB,and suppose 2 be,there are 700GB remaining rite?but when i check remaining space,it says here there's only 100GB remaining.ive checked everythng,from trash,folders,sub folders,reconnect and also the other thing is,it says there i got bout 70 files there..but when i calculated all back.files by files..23 of them are missing..its like the files are not there..can somebody help me with dateline is near.pleaseee..

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Re: drive full??

I think this article may explain it. You may need to break up your external drive in to 200 GB chunks so you can see all of the space:

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