funkyy Posted August 6, 2019 Share Posted August 6, 2019 I´ll make this as short as possible (he lies):- 1) Yesterday I decide to make another Macrium image of my system onto a 1TB portable hard drive that had plenty of free space. 2) First I tried to delete an old image (25th May 2019) that was on the portable HD. 3) At first it wouldn't delete because I forgot Macrium Image Guardian was enabled and protecting the image. 4) On my third attempt I realized why it wasn't deleting and I disabled Image Guardian and deleted the image. 5) I think the image was probably about 50 to 70GB. 6) The portable HD was about 2 thirds full. 7) After deleting the image I noticed that Windows was showing the portable HD as having only 19.9GB free space from 931GB capacity. I thought it was just some read anomaly maybe caused by my forgetting that Image Guardian had been protecting the files on the portable HD. 9) I disconnected/reconnected my portable HD...it still showed 19.9GB free space, from 931GB capacity. 10) I totalled the folders on the portable HD (with pen and paper and with a calculator) several times and they amount to 573.74GB used space. 11) So I should have 350GB still free. 12) When I tried to make an image of my system (about 90GB), Macrium failed to complete it due to insufficient space on the portable HD !!!??? 13) I turned on "Show hidden files" on Windows just in case there was some kind of "ghost" image involved..but nothing appears. 14) Now I'm thinking I have to transfer the contents of the portable HD to my computer and another portable HD because I don't want to lose these folders, then maybe reformat the offending portable HD. 15) If anyone has a clue what has happened, feel free to comment. It's too late at night here for me to begin transferring my files, so I'll do that tomorrow. Thanks for your patience....again!!😀😀😀 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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