Question about LaCie (300950) 400 GB Hard Drive
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?
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
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
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You have to be the computers administrator to change any values on any hard drive on your computer
click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer administrator you must have full control
click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options
select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box
then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7
click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your usb drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.
Click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives
this may vary depending on your operating system
hop this helps
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