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Windows 7: External Drive shows full, but only small file sizes visable

31 Dec 2015   #11
Squidald

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well it looks like WizTree has found the blighter!




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31 Dec 2015   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Well that's good news Squidald !
It looks like it's the Samsung Software folder using a lot of space that Windows Explorer doesn't show.
You can click on the [+] to the left of the folder icon to expand the folder and "drill down" to see files and folders.

I don't know what that folder is used for, or why it uses so much space , but now you can research what that folder is for.
Maybe you need it or want it, maybe you don't, and can delete it.

I've never seen that folder before on systems i've worked on, so i can't comment on why it's there.
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31 Dec 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Very interesting.
I have no idea why a Samsung program would use that much space.
Unless it is also making backups.
Squids backup is cloud based and is also using lots of room.

From my post #10

Quote:
Do you use any Cloud backup programs?
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01 Jan 2016   #14
Squidald

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Seems it was the samsung program had created a back up as well as me manually making one! Speaking of backing up , anybody recommend a good free back up program?
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01 Jan 2016   #15
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Macrium reflect seems to be quite a popular one round here, its pretty easy to use and is generally quite reliable

WHS has a tutorial for it here - Imaging with free Macrium

ps as mentioned earlier your drive should not be marked active, its not really an issue ATM moment but if you ever reinstall with it connected it could interfere

Partition - Mark as Inactive
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01 Jan 2016   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Glad you found the problem. Lots of backup.

I agree with Pauly. This is a good tutorial.


WHS has a tutorial for it here - Imaging with free Macrium

I use Macrium, it's not difficult to use and it works.
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