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Question about my WD external HDD

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#1 g0tvtec


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:57 PM

I used W7's backup utility to back up my files onto my WD external HDD and canceled in the middle of it. After I canceled the backup I manually deleted the shadow copies of my backup on my WD HDD so that I can restart. I noticed however that my external HDD has less free space than it did before I even started the backup. I made sure I deleted my backups and I also cleared the recycle bin in the WD HDD.

I went even further to add up all of my files on the HDD and it only added up to 571GB and when I look at the properties of the drive, it tell me that I have used up 571GB for "other files" yet I still have 178GB of "system image."
Where is this system image restored and how do I delete it to make up more space on my drive? I set up my computer to show hidden folders but I do not see this system image anywhere.

Edited by g0tvtec, 28 January 2010 - 03:00 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:10 PM

well the only way i can figure to get rid of the hidden file is to reformat the drive but you would need to move the files on it to another drive before you do this, but this is a last resort.
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