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When I open My Computer and look at the properties of My Book, it says that there are still 330GB remaining, but when I try to copy ANY file, even as small as a blank word document, I'm told that there is not enough space remaining to copy anything. I've tried running the disk error check, defragmenter, and disk cleanup and I still get the same thing. Is there a way to get my 330GB's back? Or are they somehow lost forever?

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Maybe the disk quota on your my book is enabled. To check just right click your "my book" then click on properties. Then go to the :quota" tab and disable or remove the check on "enable quota management"

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