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Re: How do I clean up my Linkstation drive

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  • cpiad2005
    Thanks again! That got it ... I ve got XP Home ... refreshed the drive and the trash file showed up ... emptied it ... and voila ... got the space report back
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 13, 2006
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      Thanks again! That got it ... I've got XP Home ... refreshed the
      drive and the trash file showed up ... emptied it ... and voila ...
      got the space report back showing the volume increase. Really
      appreciate your sharing your knowledge ... c

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "musikgoat"
      <musikgoat@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "cpiad2005" <cpiad@>
      wrote:
      > >
      > > Thanks much for the reply. Is there a way to make the recycle
      > > folder appear so that I can empty it manually? The recycle
      function
      > > is enabled and I made sure windows folder option will display
      hidden
      > > files, but I can still not see the recycle folder for the
      > > linkstation drive. thank you.
      > >
      > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "musikgoat"
      > > <musikgoat@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "cpiad2005"
      <cpiad@>
      > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Does anyone know of any software that I can use to cleanup
      my
      > > > > linkstation 160GB drive? When I erase a large backup file
      the
      > > drive
      > > > > does not report an increase (recovery) of space. I would
      like
      > > to
      > > > > cleanup the drive so that it reports all of the free space.
      > > thanks.
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > You have an option in the shared folder settings to
      enable/disable
      > > a
      > > > "Recycle Bin" feature that creates a .trash folder hidden
      commonly
      > > by
      > > > windows.
      > > >
      > > > An easy way to find out, if you know the IP adress or hostname
      of
      > > the
      > > > device, is to click on start-> run:
      > > > \\iporhostname\sharefolder\.trash\
      > > > where sharefolder is the name of your share folder.
      > > >
      > > > If there are files in there, delete them. You can delete the
      > > folder
      > > > if you would like. The LS doesn't have the ability to auto
      delete
      > > > though.
      > > >
      > >
      >
      > you might want to just refresh your listings, because I can see the
      > .trash folder in the mapped network drive, and in My Network
      Places.
      > I have windows XP pro.
      > I also went ahead and stopped showing hidden files and the .trash
      > folder disappeared, and after showing them again, the folder was
      in view.
      >
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