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Zip Drive Says 225mb Used Space When I've Only Used 25mb

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#1 vechaice


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:07 PM

I recently filled up my zip drive as I was switching computers and transferring files. I transferred the files and deleted most of them off the zip drive, leaving about 25mb remaining worth of files. Still, according to the zip drive, it says I have used up 225 mb of space and I only have 25mb free space. I have only a couple of folders and files and the total mb, after several recalculations is definitely only 25mb, so I don't understand what's up.

I've tried refreshing, taking the zip out and putting it back in, restarting the computer, and everything. It still says that my zip drive is almost full and won't let me put more than 25 additional mb on it.

does anybody understand what's going on here?

help is greatly appreciated, thanks so much.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:49 AM

Hi vechaice, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

I'm guessing that you don't see any other files than those representing the 25MB that you now see?

Are you using the proper procedures to remove the drive?

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#3 vechaice

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 08:19 PM

dc3 generally I use proper procedures to remove the drive, however it is possible that I did not do so when I initally removed everything from it, but I honestly cannot remember.

and yes, I cannot see anything besides what is taking up 25mb

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