Question about LaCie (300950) 400 GB Hard Drive

2 Answers

Hard drive is "full" though I only have 186G on it

Highlighting the contents of the drive and checking "properties" I find 186G of files listed, which should mean I have plenty of room. However, if I just go to "my computer" and right-click on the drive and check properties, it is over 400G used and only 1G free. I very much doubt I have 400G of files, and I do have "show hidden files" activated. What is the problem? I have noticed earlier that when I have checked capacity it shows that there is only 1G or so free, even when I had less than 100G on the drive, but I could still add things so I didn't have a problem with that. Thoughts, solutions?

Posted by on

  • Jonathan Lutz Jul 05, 2007

    Solved problem immediately!! Wow! Guru!



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 12 Answers

I think that you have a partitioning table or formating problem on the hard drive. You can backup your information and format it to correct this error. WARNING: To format a hard drive means that all the information in the drive will be deleted. You should copy all the files that you want to keep in another drive before Formating your 400GB hard-drive. Windows Steps: -Go to "My Computer" -Right Click on the 400GB Drive -Click on Format... -Under Format Options: Check "Quick Format" -Press Start

Posted on Jul 05, 2007


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 104 Answers

Here´s a thought! You can try running chkdsk cause maybe your freespace is being reported incorrectly! Open command prompt: Go to Start->Run then type cmd and press enter Run the chkdsk utility: where x is the drive letter of the removable drive at the prompt type chkdsk x: /f and press enter now windows will scan for filesystem errors and fix any if found. Also on another note, items in your recycle bin count towards the amount of used space! hope this helps regards, babb

Posted on Jul 05, 2007


1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I am using Transcend 320GB USB hard disk. Contents of few folders are accessible and some are not. when i try to open the folder whose contents are not visible, a message pops up saying that disk is not...

Did you try running software from windows to try repairing it? disc scan etc, There is plenty of help on your computer or on the net to repair lost or corrupt files and most of it is free, Treat it like it is the internal hdd on your own computer but tell your computer to scan that disk instead of its own internal hdd, it does work as i use this method myself, Go to start-my computer-you should see your external hdd there, Right click and go down to properties, Click on that and go to tools, Use tools from the drop down menu and try repair it from there, There will be one called check now and tick both boxes, Hope this helps,

Sep 19, 2011 | Transcend StoreJet 320 GB USB 20 Hard...


How to Merge Multiple Outlook PST files into single one?

With the extended usage of Microsoft Outlook, the number of PST file may increase enormously. Lead to unmanageability problem and in such situation of mishandling, may result in Outlook files corruption or inaccessibility of PST file. Therefore, this calls for the merging of PST file into a common file to handle them smoothly.

To merge multiple PST files into a single PST file manually with Outlook:

First, open the PST files within your Outlook. In every version of Outlook, you are allowed to open the additional PST files. For Outlook 2007, you need to navigate through File menu > Open > Outlook Data File. After that browse to the PST file location and open the file in the system, select it and click OK. For merging your files you must repeat this for multiple PST files and move the Outlook content between PST files by either dragging and dropping them or by highlighting the content, right-clicking it, and selecting Move To from the context menu. Then navigate to the destination folder, and click OK. By this process, the content will be moved to the destination folder and removed from the source one. If your PST is large, say more than 1GB of data, then I recommend segmenting the files into two or more smaller parts and then move them in parts.

This task may get tedious if you have plenty of PSTs and a lot of content. Then the third-party applications can help you complete your task in an easy and secure way.
PST Merge Software can also provide you with the useful feature that could help you maintain you PSTs in Outlook.

on Oct 26, 2017 | Microsoft Outlook 2010

1 Answer

After trying to restore with safety drill, nothing happened except when i went to my desktop, my maxtor drive isn't there any more and when I try to bring it up, I am told it isn't there. Where did my...

Hi, you said "when I try to bring it up, I am told it isn't there" so it sounds as if this is what Maxtor Manager is telling you. However you may find that the OneTouch drive does appear in Control Panel (found in My Computer). If so it means that the PC can 'see' it, even if Manager cannot. If the drive does not show in Control Panel there may be a USB power problem or something wrong with the USB cables. It is more likely that you can see it in Control Panel and possible that the Maxtor Manager program is corrupt, in which case you could try to repair it. You can do this by highlighting and clicking it in the list in Add or Remove Programs (in Control Panel). This should offer the 'repair' option which might do the trick. If it is still a problem, and if you saved the original contents of the OneTouch (as is strongly recommended in the installation guide), then you might consider uninstalling the Manager and re-installing it by clicking on the setup file in the contents you saved. Hope this helps but come back if still stuck. Regards Chas

Nov 27, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini 160GB External USB...

2 Answers

When I try to burn disks on Adobe Premiere Elements 7 I get an error that says"insufficient disk space on drive for creating temporaryburning files" What can I/must I do to fix this?

You don't have enough room on the drive designated as the "tempory files" drive. Check under preferences - there should be an option for "scratch" disks where you can see which drive it is. Then either make more room on that drive - or change the option to a different drive that has more room.

"are we there yet?"

Sep 20, 2009 | Adobe Premiere Elements 7 for Windows Full...

1 Answer

Hi I upgraded my blue ray player's firmware, and after I did I can't get access to my Linksys ip address. When I type in the default, I get an error message from Explorer. Can sommone help...

Warning Enable dynamic content when you really want to use it. By default, IIS disables dynamic content for security reasons.

To permit IIS to serve dynamic content, the administrator must unlock this content in the Web service extensions node in IIS Manager. To do this, the administrator must either enable a pre-existing Web service extension or add a new Web service extension.

Enable a Pre-existing Web Service Extension in IIS 6.0

To permit IIS to serve content that requires a specific ISAPI or CGI extension that is already listed in the Web service extensions list, follow these steps:
  1. Open IIS Manager, expand the master server node (that is, the Servername node), and then select the Web service extensions node.
  2. In the right pane of IIS Manager, right-click the extension that you want to enable. In this example, this is Active Server Pages.
  3. Click to select the Allow check box.
Add a New Web Service Extension to IIS 6.0

To permit IIS to serve content that requires a specific ISAPI or CGI extension that is not already listed in the Web service extensions list, follow these steps:
  1. Open IIS Manager, expand the master server node, and then select the Web service extensions node.
  2. In the right pane of the IIS Manager, click Add a new Web service extension under Tasks.
  3. In the Extension name box, type a friendly name for the extension that you want to add (for example, FrontPage Server Extensions).
  4. In the Required files box, click Add, and then select the path and the name of the file that will handle requests for the specific extension. After you select the path and the file name, click OK.
  5. If the extension must be enabled immediately, click to select the Set extension status to allowed check box.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.
Additional steps for Common Gateway Interface (CGI) applications

For CGI applications, you must also follow these steps:
  1. Right-click Default Web Site or the Web site that you want, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Home Directory tab, click Scripts and Executables in the Execute Permissions list.
  3. Make sure that the Everyone group has the following NTFS file system permissions on the C:\InetPub\wwwroot folder or on the folder that has the Web content for the site that you want:
    • Read & Execute
    • List Folder Contents
    • Read
  4. Right-click Default Web Site or the Web site that you want, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Home Directory tab, make sure that DefaultAppPool is selecting in the Application pool box. If another application pool is selected, follow these steps in IIS Manager:
    1. Expand Application Pools, right-click the application pool that you want, and then click Properties.
    2. On the Identity tab, make sure that one of the following conditions is true:
      • The Network Service account is selected.
      • The account that is selected is a member of the IIS_WPG group.

Jun 30, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

1 Answer

Lacie USB 2.0 No files or folders displayed in backup folder

Did you try showing "hidden folders and files"?
In the Explorer, select the Tools menu, and pick Folder Options.
Select the View tab and in the list enable "show hidden files and folders".
You can also try showing system files (so choose not to hide them).

That should show you all files and folders on the disk.

Do make sure you are logged in as a user with admin rights.

May 13, 2009 | LaCie External USB 2.0 500GB 7200 RPM 500...

1 Answer

How can i delete movies recorded from compro dtv4 Large files I says it is too large to send to recyle bin when trying to delete folder says it is right protected

First try deleting file without sending to recycle bin.

To do this you must hold down the "shift" key on your

keyboard while clicking the "delete" item on the menu..

If that does not work, you may try to enlarge the recycle bin,
Look up how to do that on H E L P screens.
If you do not have enough room on that drive you might
redefine the recycle bi on a larger drive, and try again.

Removing the protection might be more difficult. Get help elsewhere..
Or try changing the properties of the file..

Possibly search the contents of the REGISTERY file for the title you
have for this file and remove references ..

Sep 28, 2008 | Televison & Video

Not finding what you are looking for?
LaCie (300950) 400 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

168 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LaCie Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers


Level 3 Expert

943 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2679 Answers

Are you a LaCie Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides