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My external HDD lost 120gb of space

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Hey guys, I've been trying to transfer some HD films to my HDD. It had a FAT filesystem, and therefore allowed a maximum of 4GB filesize. I transferred all my files from the HDD to my PC and tried to format it into NTFS. It said 469GB on the Size checkbox. The format couldn't be completed, and I had to plug my HDD out and back in. This time I used exFAT, which allows 1 ZiB(like 100000GB) for the max filesize, but my HDD size got smaller, down to 349GB. I tried formatting it again with NTFS but it didn't help. Any tips?

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Why not use NTFS? It's good until May 28, 60,056; exFAT will only last until December 31, 2107.

On a more serious note, have you tried just removing all volumes with the Windows Disk Manager and start over fresh?
 
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