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Where did all my disc space go?

I have erased my previous back-ups on my Firewire FireLite external hard drive, but it's saying there is essentially very little disk space available. How can I get the drive reprogrammed or somehow reverted to its original configuration?

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Empty your "Recycle Bin" -- it's possible that the files have just "moved" from their original location, and have _not_ really been "deleted".

Or, right-mouse click on "My Computer", and choose "Manage". Click through "Disk Management (local)", and you'll be able to "delete" the partition(s) on the drive, and then "create" a "new" partition, which, of course, will be 100% "empty".

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