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External Hard drive Duplicating files

by scottysande / September 18, 2008 12:31 AM PDT

I have recently upgraded my external hard drive form 150 to 500gb. i have tried to pull all music files over from the 150gb to the 500gb and it seems as if it is duplicating them. The 500 gb should be saying 350gb remaining but in stead only 150 gb remaining. (in a sense the songs are come over three times instead of one). is there an easy (faster) way of deleting the duplicated files instead of individual. i have tried to delete everything and start over but it doesnt help.

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It's highly unusual ...
by Kees Bakker / September 18, 2008 12:53 AM PDT

that copy/paste or drag and drop duplicate files. Both inside the same folder (they should get another filename then, of course) and into another folder.

So, somehow, I'm afraid you're doing something wrong.


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To longerstill: about post deletion.
by Kees Bakker / September 18, 2008 9:21 PM PDT

It wasn't really offensive, but it was VERY off-topic. A thread on external hard disks really is a strange place to ask about printer cartridges, even for a total newbie.

Let me only say that a laserprinter is cheaper with toner than an inkjet printer with cartridges. So better start doing the math for your business.


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How are the external drives formatted?
by Edward ODaniel / September 19, 2008 11:26 AM PDT

If as single partitions using default format settings the files themselves may simply be taking more space.

Under NT based Operating Systems NTFS supports 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K cluster sizes while FAT supports 8192, 16K, 32K, 64K, 128K, and 256K.

now, having said that, I am curious about EXACTLY HOW you "tried to pull all music files over from the 150gb to the 500gb ". Can you tell us step by step what you have done?

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