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I have a Mac running Leopard. I cleared up Memory on My Western Digital My Book by deleting alot of programs but the memory stats have not changed. Why?? Can someone please help me. I want to recover all that memory. Its about 200 GB of programs and folders I deleted.

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Try going to Applications, Utilities, Disk Utility and use the Disk Utility program to format the disk.

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