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External hard drive possible virus


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#1 voorhee

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

I'm having trouble as my external hard drive folders are only taking up 163 Gb total but showing I only have 65.6 GB free of 930Gb. What do I do to fix this? It's taking up mad space on here. Computers been running great though no change at all.

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#2 rotor123

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:05 AM

First run chkdsk on that drive and see if anything happens.
The next step works for both things
Open computer and right click on the drive and choose properties
Is it showing the drive size properly?
From the same place select Tools, check drive for errors.

Try this, go to the control panel in Vista & Windows 7 and adjust the view to large icons.
Then go to Folder Options
Select View
then check Show hidden files, folders and drives
Apply

Then look at your external drive and see if you can see what is using the space.

Lets see if anything shows and report back
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