Question about SmartDisk (USBFLB100) 100 GB Hard Drive

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Only 33 G of space available

It is empty and says I only have 33 g of space. I think I need to reformat it. How do I do this?

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  • Brandon Bates
    Brandon Bates Jul 19, 2010

    what kind of storage device are we talking here? external hdd/internal hdd.

    Also main Hdd or a backup HDD

    or any other form of media storage

  • debbiealan Jul 19, 2010

    firlelite model #fwfl100-n.
    I dragged all to trash, and it still says only 33g space. I want to reformat or whatever to reload all new info, but have about 60g of inof to enter, and it wont go. disk is 100g. help please. thanks.

  • debbiealan Jul 19, 2010

    this is external hdd and is a backup for photos to carry around w/me.

  • debbiealan Jul 19, 2010

    I use a mac, and right click doesn't give this option, so.. please help again



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As i do not know a terrible lot about macs i will just point you to this website with step by step instructions and pictures.

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Rightclick the drive in "my computer" and click format. make sure you do it in ntfs and not fat 32. much faster and will give you more space to use

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I am trying to free up space on my c drive in order to install a game. I have deleted everything not essential. I have 33 g on my D drive, is there anyway i can move that space over to c?

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