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Back-up hard drive no free space eror


I have a Seagate 80GB external hard drive for back. It had been working fine. I had to update unattended back-up and reset through the bounce back centre.

I deleted the old back-up files on the external hard drive to start of fresh.
Created new back-up

Now when the back scans, it comes up with an error saying the is not enough space, yet they is easily the capacity.

Should I reset the drive somehow?


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