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I have a WD my book essentials 1.5tb usb HD. It says I have only 256 gb backed up but 1.1 tb of "other files" and is 98% full. Why is this?

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How big is the WD Drive? It sounds like it is a 1.5 Tb Drive. If that is the case then it is reading correct. There are 256 GB of backed up system files which is mostly Windows and it backed up 1.1 Tb of Miscellaneous files which could be other non Windows Programs, saved files and internet junk.

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we are constantly lied to by the computer industry so get used to it untill the feds crack their skulls.

and remember if it's not hebrew , it's a lie :-> lhime shalom.

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