So the other day my 1TB Toshiba external HDD went from being 10% full to 100%. I realised it when i went to add a file to the device. It struct me as odd so i run the usual checks (Virus, defrag, disk cleanup, error check), checked if the driver was up to date and did a restart, no change. I then decided to delete some old files i had no need but when i did a reboot it went back up to 100%.
I decided to delete more files and they appeared to have cleared some space but when i went to double check it shows 0 space available. (see pic #1). I then thought maybe it was because i connect my HDD to my Xbox One (so i can watch tv shows/movies) and that had caused it to reformat, i think its unlikely as i've been using it like that for almost a year.
I've changed my settings to show hidden files and nothing came up. So i downloaded a programme called TreeSize to show me what was taking up the space, well you can see that in 'Pic 2' it is coming up as only having 67GB which would be right after i've deleted all my old music files. I'm totally stumped. I've read several people's posts about this and done all the checks but could really do with some actual support on this before i decide to take it into a shop.
Appreciate any help,
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EDIT: I noticed a few forums were asking about the format of the drive, it is in FAT32 which may impact this. I'm also running on Windows Vista (yeah it's an old machine but it works for downloading stuff and MS Office).
Also I can copy files across from the HDD to my laptop which may have to happen but i'd rather not as i'll have to load up several USB Sticks as my laptop's hard drive is pretty limited.
Edited by _Lewis, 24 October 2015 - 02:42 PM.