I have a 1 TB external hard drive that I use solely for storage of video files. I was transferring some files over to the drive from my laptop this afternoon and got an error message telling me that I didn't have enough space left on the drive to complete the transfer. That didn't make sense to me, because the files I was transferring only totalled about 40 GB and there should be much more space left than that!
When I checked the space left on the drive, though, Windows Explorer is telling me that there is only 55.7 GB left on the drive. But that makes absolutely no sense, because I added up the size of every file on that drive at the moment and they only add up to a total of 353.53 GB. There should be nearly 700 GB left on that drive!
So I can't figure out where the other space went. It makes no sense to me. I enabled the whole "hidden files and folders" option so I could see if there was anything hiding there that I couldn't see, but...well, I can't see anything. This is driving me nuts, because without the full capacity of the drive, it's pretty much useless to me.
Can anyone provide any insight into this?