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    Lost space on external HD
    I have an old 20 gighard drive that i want to back up my music on. finder crashed while it was plugged in and now the available space is down to 2.1 gigs free when it's empty. what happened to the free space? how do i get it back?

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    Lost space on external HD
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    Helps if you provide some model details, however connect via Firewire, go to Disk Utility and format the drive to Apple Partition Map, one partition if necessary, and Mac OS Extended (Journalled) and you should then see about 17GB available.

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