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When was the last time it was working properly? --- What's different since then? The command "sudo unmount /dev/sdb1" cannot be found Adv Reply Page 1 of 3 123 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation New to Ubuntu Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages A great tool for showing you where data is used; you click on a big block of space and it will tell you what directory it's in. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2011 9:05 AM PDT In reply to: External Harddrive space not freeing up even after deleting You use a file explorer as noted or see Check This Out

scout_03Nov 13, 2011, 8:37 AM i would pass it to data lifeguard diiagnostic from wd to be shure of the drive healt http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=113&sid=3&lang=en Ask a new question Read More Hard Drives Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. Suggestions? So out of a 250G there is now 231G free space. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-480443-empty-external-hard-drive

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Now press "Enter". Do I need knowledge of American culture and history to enjoy Forrest Gump? Go to control panel/performance and maintenance/administrative tools/computer management/storage/disk management.i recently had a client who complained that he was missing some space on his HDD - we found that the manufacturer (Dell), I took it out of it's case, unfortunately, thinking I could fix it.

Unmount the partition Code: sudo umount /dev/sdc1 and check the file system Code: sudo fsck /dev/sdc1 The command will repair in case of ext or ntfs. And as you found out we have to learn/use other tools that given us an uncluttered view at the folders and files (Explorer tends to hide things.)The remaining space may be Well, I think that's it. External Hard Drive Empty But Full Well I tried again in the morning, and although very slow it started up.

I found that a lot of my settings had been cleared, Visual Studio said it had to configure its environment for first time use, weird stuff... He said he's done all he can do. Did you mean 40GB? You can click on "offline" to set it as online.

I properly disconnected the HDD several times, but no change. Hard Drive Suddenly Empty Double-click My Computer. 2. I was using it as a storage drive on my Laptop. When I turned it back on the OS wouldn't boot.

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Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 cmptrgy cmptrgy Members 1,443 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Massachusetts Local time:03:55 PM Posted 17 February 2015 https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/windows-7-says-my-external-hard-drive-is-empty-but/b756d646-936a-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5 Remove line break before enumerate more hot questions question feed about us tour help blog chat data legal privacy policy work here advertising info mobile contact us feedback Technology Life / External Hard Drive Showing Empty About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve External Hard Disk Showing Empty However, in the latter case, a repair will make the file system consistent, but many files may be corrupt, containing the wrong data.

Take a look which file system the drive is, HFS+, NTFS ? http://osuweb.net/hard-drive/second-hard-drive.php But the biggest red flag for a virus was that whenever I browsed to a webpage via Google, it redirected me to a bunch of advertisements. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - The amount of free space wasn't report properly ..... Hard Drive Empty But Shows Used Space

Good Luck. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thankkssssssssssss by carmenjese / November 12, 2016 2:42 PM PST In reply to: Try ScanDisk! solved formatted toshiba external hard drive lost storage now 111 gb instead of 1 tb solved Friend over volted external hard drive, now computer will not boot? http://osuweb.net/hard-drive/hard-drive-bad-or-not.php and it's showing there is 152GB of space being used.

Somewhere in Windows there's a way to recalculate the amount of free space but I couldn't find it again. External Hard Drive Shows Empty Mac Other than that you would need to send the drive to a professional data recovery service that uses a clean room. I think it worked.

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Ask ! Ubuntu Ubuntu Insights Planet Ubuntu Activity Page Please read before SSO login Advanced Search Forum The Ubuntu Forum Community Ubuntu Official Flavours Support New to Ubuntu [SOLVED] files disappeared from external THE DELETED FILES ARE IN THE C:\ RECYCLE BIN on your desktop.i deleted these already deleted files from the C:\ on my PC and it freed up the external hard drive. External Hard Drive Space Not Freeing Up Even After Deleting If there's space being used, how can it be empty?

Right-click the drive you want to scan and select Properties. 3. I'm not fluent in the differences between bytes and gigs but am aware. Last year, My laptop was stolen from my apartment. http://osuweb.net/hard-drive/did-my-hard-drive-die.php Never mind, the redirection problems are back.

The latter one: "/dev/sdb1: LABEL="USB-HDD" UUID="281A-0DE9" TYPE="vfat"" So I thought this is the one. My os is windows 8.1.... I'm hoping to be able to find a way to get access to the 40KB of Data. Another reason I recognize this SpyWare is that you've noticed that your drive D: appears empty but that the programs installed on it still work -- this SpyWare has flagged all

Select the Tools tab. Adv Reply September 18th, 2011 #3 Lisiano View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Grande Half-n-Half Cinnamon Ubuntu Join Date Jul 2010 Location /run/shm Beans 825 DistroUbuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Ubuntu Logo, Ubuntu and Canonical Canonical Ltd. Several functions may not work.

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Read more. Ok, the check error, didn't change anything, so I don't even know if it was checking the external drive even though I had it selected. Edited by ECNYC20, 18 February 2015 - 12:30 PM. Report flexg60- Apr 30, 2011 at 07:38 PM Thanks Report Megharaj- May 3, 2011 at 04:08 PM Awesome solution...Thank you Report wade03- May 16, 2011 at 04:40 AM thank you soo

that is the only file system for which I would estimate that it could be completely destroyed after having been closed unproperly.