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Message on LaCie Hard drive says Hard Drive is full, but I cannot clear

I have three items backed up on the LaCie D2 hard drive, with a total of about 15 Gb. But I keep getting the message that the hard drive is full. When I attempt to trash the last back up of my computer, there are about 20 000 items (!- I must have copied all what was in my Trash onto the Hard Drive). During the emptying Trach routine, I get a message saying unable to remove FMStrs.dis. Neither my Finder nor my Spotlight is able to find this file on my computer.

Clearly I have done something very stupid here. Can you get me out this trash I have buried myself in?

Thanks!

Martin Dives

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  • unwiseone Jul 30, 2008

    More clarification. I have an Apple Mac OS10.4 so no C Drive. I have no idea what a FAT is. How to format the Lacie?

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Check the disk space on your drive to confirm the available space ,use disk manager to remove some files or delete some unwanted big files if uve done that restart the system for it to take effect .then check if more space is freed.give me feed back

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Mac don't normally need to be redone . Move the infromation off the drive as soon as possible , bad sectors on drive will cause drive to odd things , such as unable to delete files .

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Ensure that your system drive C: is not full, or you get similar troubles. When the external hard drive start giving this kind of troubles usually it is becouse of a bad FAT, the only solution is formatting the hard drive. Store your 15 GB elsewhere and format it.

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