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external HHD with more files than its count?

Q: external HHD with more files than its count?

Hi all,

when I right click on my external portable 1TB HHD to check how full it is I get 931GB , but when i sum up all my files I get 563GB ... so I don't know what are these extra 368GB .. i am aware of a few hidden folders of which i can't change the attributes for some reasons.. but i counted 148GB, so a lot of GB are still missing ...

Does anyone know how how to spot all the hidden files? and above all how to unhide them? I tried with the CMD attrib -H ... many different version of the sentence but it never worked.

I'm mainly interested to identify these files that are not showing up and eventually get rid of it, in order to have the sum of the files = at the size of the occupied space.

many thanks!

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Configuration: Office laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) and MS Office 2007 Pro; attached to MS Exchange Server 2003 using Cached Exchange Mode. Everything was working fine until I took laptop home, connected to my home network, VPN'ed into my office, and then returned to the office. Logged on and connected to Windows Server 2003 as usual. With one email in outbox, I Send/Receive and Outlook now reports sending 3 of 3. I think I noticed while VPN'ed into the office at home that it reported sending 2 of 2 with only one email in the outbox. What's up with this??? Thanks for any guidance.

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I have a five user Office 365 license.

I want to install OneDrive on an old computer where I want to sync files, but don't need any Office application like Word on that. If I install OneDrive only and use the storage space, will that count as 1 of my 5 Office 365 licences?

Thanks.

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The licenses is for the whole suite, even if you use one component of it.

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Hi,
I bought a WD Passport 1 year ago, and I've tried to test it by HD Tune Pro and Hard Disk Sentinel.
And result are listed below:





How could I fix this error? I feel my drive doesn't work softly anymore
Thank you so much!

A:How to fix "Current Pending Sector Count" on WD External Drive

What does "work softly" mean?

https://kb.acronis.com/content/9133

which says:

"Current Pending Sector Count S.M.A.R.T. parameter is a critical parameter and indicates the current count of unstable sectors (waiting for remapping). The raw value of this attribute indicates the total number of sectors waiting for remapping. Later, when some of these sectors are read successfully, the value is decreased. If errors still occur when reading some sector, the hard drive will try to restore the data, transfer it to the reserved disk area (spare area) and mark this sector as remapped.

Recommendations

This is a critical parameter. Degradation of this parameter may indicate imminent drive failure. Urgent data backup and hardware replacement is recommended."

You could run checkdisk and see if the number changes.

Or you could reformat, which is a drastic step and may not help.

Or you could adopt a policy of "watchful waiting" and hope. Hope that it doesn't get worse, while keeping your personal data backed up elsewhere.

Or you could throw in the towel and buy a new drive now, if this is causing you to lose sleep.

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I just spent like 18 hours copying 600K files, 1.33 TB, from a USB 2.0 ext. drive to a 1.36 TB USB 3.0 partition, but at the very end I got a handful of prompts to replace folders that already existed in the newly created folder, asked me to merge the original folder with the one just copied on the destination drive, eventually asking for permission to replace thousands of items and that's what it's doing now. I don't know what's going on. It appears that all files are there in both folders on each drive (with the exception of half a dozen that wouldn't copy due to long filenames).

Nearest I can guess is it is writing DOS names in addition to Windows names so the computer is going to spend more than a dozen more hours doing that.

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I have a Windows 8.1 Desktop.
I installed a 2.5" WD second hard drive, formatted it and all was fine.
I then removed the 2.5" HD, put it in an external usb case and transferred files from my Windows XP laptop.
When I put the HD back into the desktop, there were no files on the disk, said something like 951GB / 951GB free.
I removed it again and checked using the XP laptop / usb case and all the files are shown.
All HDs on the desktop / laptop are formatted NTFS.


thanks

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Have you tried Easy Transfer? Also, you might have problems transferring from 32 bit to 64 bit computer.

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I have a Windows 8.1 Desktop.
I installed a 2.5" WD second hard drive, formatted it and all was fine.
I then removed the 2.5" HD, put it in an external usb case and transferred files from my Windows XP laptop.
When I put the HD back into the desktop, there were no files on the disk, said something like 951GB / 951GB free.
I removed it again and checked using the XP laptop / usb case and all the files are shown.
All HDs on the desktop / laptop are formatted NTFS.


thanks

A:Transferred Files to Desktop HD From WinXP Using External USB Files Not Showing

Have you tried Easy Transfer? Also, you might have problems transferring from 32 bit to 64 bit computer.

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I have copied files from an infected computer to...
- a flash drive and a
- portable hard drive that plugs into a usb port

- the files I want to copy are both data files and application files...
- Data files include: text files, ms office documents, image files, videos, etc
- Application files include: MS Access mdb (data base) files which may include visual basic for applications code
- Ditto for Excel files
- Some application development stuff like MS Visual Studio Projects

How can I safely scan these files before putting them on a clean computer?

Thanks for any help.

PS

I think I have 'Autorun' turned off on the clean computer via using RegEdit to go to...
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer > "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"

... and verifying that the hex value of the first byte is 95
... which as I understand it 'exclueds' unknown, removable, and remote drives from 'autorun'
... via instructions here... http://autorun.moonvalley.com/enable.htm

A:How to safely scan data files (or other files) on external drive?

Install Panda USB Vaccine, or BitDefender?s USB Immunizer on your computer to protect it from any infected USB device.Then you're safe to connect any external device and scan it with your AV program.

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Hello.
I'm running Windows 8.1 64 bit.
When I plug in an SD card or USB drive into my computer all the files and folders are replaced with .lnk files with the same name as the original. In addition, all the files and folders are hidden, and I don't seem to be able to unhide them.
This does not happen every time I plug it in, but it happens fairly often. The motive behind the lnks is clear when I look at its properties. Here is an example of what one looks like replacing a file named splash.lua: 

%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe /c "start %cd%splash.lua & start %cd%wyNdYUwEdFccnce.exe & exit"
It is starting another hidden file which is the virus.
I've run full scans with Malwarebytes AntiMalware, and Avast free Antivirus, but they found nothing. I even tried Malwarebytes AntiRootkit, and it found nothing either.
 
Possibly related to this, a folder appeared in the root of  both my hard drive partitions called $Recycle.Bin. I've heard of other people with this identifying it as malware, so I figured I should mention it.
 
However, the thing that worries me most is that if I didn't notice that the files were .lnks, I would have no idea anything fishy is going on at all. My antiviruses said nothing, and there's no reason to think I would have a virus.
Is there anyway to be sure there is no malware at all after I take care of it? For all I know, someone could be recording all my passwords and everything I type and I would have no idea.
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A:Files and folders on external storage replaced with .lnk files

Seeing that no one responded to your topic yet, I'd suggest you open another one in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/
 
 
I would approach your problem using Farbars Recovery Scan Tool, but as per forum rules I can't give you instructions regarding that on this forum, so I can't help you in that regard in this topic.
 
When you create another topic in the other forum section you could include a report from USBFix: http://www.en.usbfix.net (alternate download: http://www.infospyware.com/utiles/usbfix/ click "descargar").
Once downloaded start it as administrator (right click > run as admin) and when prompted connect your drives containing .lnk files. After that click 'research'. When completed a report will open (can also be found at C:\usbfix.txt). Post that one to your new topic. 
You can open USBFix once again and this time press 'listing'. It will create another report detailing your various filesystem root locations. Attach that log file, too.
 
Best of luck.
 
edit for typo.

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Hello,

I have an external HDD with capacity of 160GB. I use it mainly on my PS2 because as the PS2 cannot play divx, I use a ps2 exploit to play divx on my PS2 from my external HDD.

I have formated the HDD to FAT32 as the PS2 doesn't support NTFS filesystem. I have been using the HDD for a very long time. Yesterday I tried to convert a movie to 1080p, it converted properly but it is now 4.41GB. It was ~700MB before. When I do copy and I paste it on my HDD, it says that the disk is full even though there is 132GB left on it.

I tried deleting soem movies from it but it's still the same. I thought maybe it's because the disk is formatted in FAT32. well, I don't know. So, any help?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Does the movie play on your desktop system which you converted to 1080P? Did you change the block size on the 160GB from 512 to 4096 when you had originally formatted it to handle larger media files.
 

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Hi all

First thing, if this is in the wrong place please move it.

I'm currently trying to get some data from an old hard drive onto a new laptop. I've got the hard drive into a USB caddy and once I hooked it up I can see all the data on it (which was a relief, I thought I might have fried the drive completely previously).

I can't work out how to transfer it to the laptop. The laptop is windows 7 and the stuff on the old hard drive is all windows XP.

I'm not sure if I can use the windows easy transfer program to get it off with it just being a hard drive.

I've tried just dragging and dropping the files but it says I need to be in an administrator account. I am using an admin account on the laptop, do I need to somehow be using one on the old hard drive as well?

Do I need to change the ownership of the files on my old HD to that of the new computer? I knew how to do it in XP but I'm finding it difficult to work out in 7.

I'd prefer to be able to just drag and drop, its only some documents and some pictures I want to get off it, the rest of it I can happily live without.

Sorry if I'm being dense, I found the easy transfer steps confusingly written (though I imagine it'd be much easier to follow if it was another computer I was trying to get data from).

Any advice anyone can give would be much appreciated.
 

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Hi there, I have a Toshiba External HDD 1TB, which has 160GB of data on it. The drive one day decided it was RAW format, and refuses to do anything at all on Win7 except be formatted. Same on Vista, though on XP it can be read and written to except every time I try to move the files, it comes up with "cyclic redundancy check" and refuses to do any more. I need to get these files off! Ideas please?
 

A:External HDD in RAW, need to recover files

I sorted the issue. If anyone has the same problem, I used Easeus Data Recovery to recover my files, then formatted the drive using Windows. Luckily enough I had just over 160GB free on my laptops HDD, or I would've had to buy/borrow another drive.
 

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I have alot of files on my old HD that I would like to transfer to my external HD, but I forgot the password since I have not used it in two years. I am currently using the old HD now since my new one just died, but I had to start a new account which does not allow me to access any of my documents.
Can anyone help me figure out how to retrieve my files?
Thanks
 

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Ok, so I have a Storagebird 500gb external disk full of videos, pictures and stuff. Recently it started to load slowly and when I try to play files from it, it says 'Error -43: a file could not be found ('xxxx.mov'). The HD shows up in disk management and my computer, but I can only access a handful of files. Is there a way to recover the rest of them? Thanks in advance.

A:Can't access files on my external HD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ggdd


Ok, so I have a Storagebird 500gb external disk full of videos, pictures and stuff. Recently it started to load slowly and when I try to play files from it, it says 'Error -43: a file could not be found ('xxxx.mov'). The HD shows up in disk management and my computer, but I can only access a handful of files. Is there a way to recover the rest of them? Thanks in advance.


sounds suspiciously like an HD failing. Might want to run a chkdsk to see and if so perhaps the mfrs disk checking app.

A- CHKDSK /R /F:

Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

Do this for each hard drive on your system.

When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter.

Then reboot and let the test run.

It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors.

See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.
B- Elevated Command Prompt:

Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)

At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"
C-CHKDSK LogFile:

Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter

Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.

Double click on the Source column header.

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1 - I have an external HDD Iomega 250gb (usb). recently i have use it to pass music to itunes. after 6 hours, i turned off the hdd. today it didn't start . the front panel has 2 lights, 1 for the POWER e the other when the disk is working. only the power light is on and the other doesn't appear....
what should i do?

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Hello, I'm hoping I might be able to find help here.

I'm visiting in a foreign country and accidentally contracted a virus on my external hard drive by plugging it into a public computer to do something for my job. The virus hid all of my folders and files, and made visible what looked like my files but were actually executable files instead. I believe I was able to remove the virus (though I'll take advice on that front also as I'm not very good at computer protection), and the only way I was able to make the folders visible again was by making all system files visible too. The virus made the 'Hidden' check box grayed out so that I cannot un-check it to make only my folders and files view-able. I am running Windows 7 64-bit.

Any advice that can be given would be greatly appreciated, and if you need more information that I did not know I needed to provide, please ask.

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Welcome aboard Let's see, if we can recover your missing features.Download and run UnHideLet me know, if it worked.

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Hey, I'm not very computer or thread literate so please excuse my ignorance.

I transferred my files from my laptop to an external HD when I was running Windows Vista. I confirmed all my files were safe and then I unplugged the HD and installed Windows 7 onto the laptop. I have two folders on the HD, one under my name and one under my wife's name. My files are all intact, whereas when I click on my wife's folder it simply says ntuser.dat and then a prompt saying I need a Corel program to read the files. However under properties for the folder it says that there are 7000 files in 200 folders. Have I deleted all my wife's files? Is there anyway that when I installed windows 7 that they weren't deleted? I did not perform format on the c: simply put in the windows 7 disk.

Thanks for any help,

Ben
 

A:Lost files on external HD

ntuser is a registry data file created by vista before you installed 7, suggest you install corel if you have licence or the free trial to see if you can open the files within
http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Content/1152796555406
 

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Hello!

I've moved tons of files to an external hard drive [Samsung external USB HD (FAT32)]. After that, I've tried to eject the device in Windows 7, via Safely Remove Hardware but Windows said that the device was in use, even though everything (applications and windows) were closed. I decided to use USB Safely Remove software to eject my portable HD. I really don't know if that was the problem, but since then I found a lot of folders inside my external HD corrupted.

In the corrupted folders, JPG files looks like this. I can't read the other files (PDFs and PSD) in those folders, Adobe Reader and Photoshop says that the file is damaged. I've tried Windows 7 error-checking but the files are still corrupted.

I would like to know if anyone ever had this problem.
Does anyone have any suggestion for this? Is it possible to recover the corrupted files?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Corrupted files in my external USB HD

HI!
Same situation with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. All video and files are splotchy or have huge greyed out areas. One folder was even corrupted. This has happened on a couple of entirely different drives as well.
 

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Hi everyone -
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Hi all,

So I have an external drive with all my avi's on it, some older files remain but anything copied on in the last month is gone, it says the folder is empty.

I did get a few of delayed write failed error messages popping up today, and when i try to delete the folder that contained the avi it says it cannot be deleted.

any help or ideas would be much appreciated.

oK, UPDATE, I just plugged the drive back in and it has come up hardware unrecognised.... It was working fine for the last few months. Drive doesn't appear in device manager either

another update, tried to turnit on again and although it says device is working/ready to use i still cant find a drive in device manager.

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Have just returned my computer to factory condition, and although I am very pleased with the result, I am having difficulty in finding and recovering Office data from my Ex. HD. The problem is that I really dont know how to open these files or which files to even open. Below is a section of files from 'HomePC' uploaded from the hard drive. Can someone help please?

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My external western digital hard drive has worked perfectly in the past. I used it to backup my computer when switching from xp to 7 and ever since then i can not see the files even though when i go to the properties it still says the space is used. (its 1T and amount used but invisible ~2gb) The rest is empty. How do i get these files visable again? I tried searching for hidden files and it didnt work either.

I have tons of important pictures, videos, and documents and need to get them back. Im hoping not to have to do an expensive data recovery service.
 

A:Files not visible on WD external HD

So the drive shows up fine in Windows explorer or My Computer but you see no files at all? That's pretty strange. You could always try one of the free recovery programs like Recuva to see if anything shows up.
 

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I have a Gateway laptop w/XP and Western Digital Passport external hard drive 250 Gb. My computer crashed on me this morning and when I tried to get back in to the external drive all files were gone.

I have Folder Lock installed on the external and it was unlocked at the time of the crash.

Explorer shows the drive (F but shows no files, not even Folder Lock. However, it indicates I have 129 Gb free space, which means the files should still be there, right?

I tried reinstalling Folder Lock on the drive, but still nothing.

I ran Pandora Recovery but it shows nothing on the disk.

I ran Trend Micro (w/all updates)

I ran CCleaner

I tried System Recovery - nothing changed. I went back 3 days - should I go back farther? Will it make any difference?

The drive has a variety of files on it - jpg, avi, doc, txt, mp3/4, etc.

With over 100 Gb on the disk, they can't have been deleted - that would have taken quite a long time. The files have to be there, but how do I recover them?
 

A:cant access files on external hd

System Restore isn't going to help you recover data files. You need to try something like Recuva recovery software I think, though I don't know how the presence of Folderlock might have affected the files.

I once deleted a 320 gig external, in my sleep no less, which you'd think would teach me not to work with the keyboard on my lap, but its there now...Recuva brought all 2000 files or so back safe and sound.
 

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I can't believe it! I FINALLY did a clean install of Windows 7. I made sure I did not have my external HD hooked up. I just hooked it up to see if my family's photos and videos were still on it. EVERYTHING IS GONE! The previous Back Up is Gone! And the folder holding my family photos and video ARE GONE!! What's going on!! I am so pissed!

I did have a virus on the Windows 7 computer. It was something like rough.hdd or something like that. Can it be that it made everything disappear on my external?

Does anyone have any suggestion on what's going on and if there is a way to find the files missing?

It never ends does it.

The file that is on the external HD is mediaID.bin

A:Now files missing on external HD!!!

Hi,

Can you post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen showing this external HDD please? Its possible the files are still there, just invisble.

Regards,
Golden

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I use Acronis True Image Home 11 for backups, and I have found it very easy to use. I only do full image backups(large because of audio files) and my backup location is an external 250 GB hard disc. When I open Backup location on the HD, I find a long list of about 16 files for each backup. Why is this, and why is it that when I want to mount an image I only have to open one of these files. There is obviously something about external hard discs that I do not understand. Allan.
 

A:Puzzled By External HD files.

It depends what file system your external hard drive uses. FAT32 has a limit on the maximum file size, so a large image would be split across multiple files. Acronis may split the image even if the file system supports a single large file for compatibility reasons.

Slainte

midders
 

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having never done this before, I am trying to access the files on my hd (in an enclosure) that came from my desktop running XP. Currently running Windows 7 Home.
I am able to change permissions for individual folders, but find myself having to follow the same step for each individual file within each folder. It will take forever at the rate I am going, for example, a folder called 'photos': I gain permission to that folder, but then must do the same for each ind. photo in the folder, which could potentially be in the hundreds ...
My question is: Is there a way to take ownership and change permissions to the entire hd at one time so that I have complete copy, write, edit access to the external drive?

any help appreciated...

thx in advance

A:Accessing files from external HD

click the whole folder ...

Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

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I have a general question :

I have my sensitive files and data stored in either a USB or external drive. When these files are opened for viewing and editing (using Excel or Word) , then resaved back in the External Storage Media, will Windows 7 or any other Win OS for that matter retain the info somewhere in the computer that I use for editing after I exit the program ?

Thanks

A:USB ,External HDD files and Windows 7

it will retain nothing rather then a shortkut of those file locations in ur recent items folder....

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hi guys

I got this really strange problem going on with my win 7 x64 Ultimate

when i wanna copy a iso image thats pretty large (3gigs+) my pc wont let me copy it
even though i have like double the file size that i wanna copy

hyperlink to screenshot
http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1260273548
anybody else got this problem? anybody able to fix this? seems like a bug to me, not sure though. I also sometimes get the message "you DESTINATION file is too big for the file you are copying!"~~~any solutions also?

Thanks alot guys

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When you open a file (document, audio, photo, etc.) from an external drive (such as a USB drive or external disk drive), do any remnants of that file remain on the hard drive of the computer on which you opened it? I am mainly concerned with Windows based systems

I ask this because I am borrowing a laptop from a friend and some of the files on a USB drive are personal documents and family photos which I would prefer not to leave behind.

I know document names will remain in recent documents on some versions of Windows and that's fine, but is there an actual copy of a file kept temporarily on a hard drive on any Windows version? The machine I am using has Windows 7 32-bit on it.

Thank you,

Ian

A:Files from external drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by IanAsh


When you open a file (document, audio, photo, etc.) from an external drive (such as a USB drive or external disk drive), do any remnants of that file remain on the hard drive of the computer on which you opened it? I am mainly concerned with Windows based systems

I ask this because I am borrowing a laptop from a friend and some of the files on a USB drive are personal documents and family photos which I would prefer not to leave behind.

I know document names will remain in recent documents on some versions of Windows and that's fine, but is there an actual copy of a file kept temporarily on a hard drive on any Windows version? The machine I am using has Windows 7 32-bit on it.

Thank you,

Ian


If you open a word document, it may leave a temporary copy in the user account's document folder that you arelogged onto. My recommendation is for you to create your own user account and look at that stuff there and when you are done, delete your user account. This tutorial will help you with doing this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html

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I recently reformatted my main hard drive after being infected with a virus. The problem was a svchost.exe was using all my cpu time. When I shut down that particular process, none of my music would play, but everything else was ok. After reformatting and reinstalling XP, when I try to open my music folder, it says access is denied with a big red X. All other folders on the drive work fine, only thing is I can't rename the pictures folder (or the music folder). System information shows that all the music is still there, I just can't get to it. I have an HPPavilion (with XP), the external drive is Acomdata 160 gb (149 actual gb). I have already tried uninstall and reinstall, and show all hidden folders in windows explorer/view/folder options. Please help me so I don't have to spend three weeks re-ripping all of my cd's. Thank you.
 

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hey guys i noticed something really strange. i tried copying three iso files from my laptop to my external HDD. the problem is that after one iso is copied the copying process stops and resumes again after a pause and after that it pauses again and the third file starts. why it pauses to copy? i tries usb 3.0 and 2.0.
in usb 3.0 the spped is around 94-95K Mbps. but once it starts to copy the second iso it drops to around 30K Mbps.
its same with both the external HDDs.
whats wrong?

thank you

A:copying files to external HDD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gsbharaj


hey guys i noticed something really strange. i tried copying three iso files from my laptop to my external HDD. the problem is that after one iso is copied the copying process stops and resumes again after a pause and after that it pauses again and the third file starts. why it pauses to copy? i tries usb 3.0 and 2.0.
in usb 3.0 the spped is around 94-95K Mbps. but once it starts to copy the second iso it drops to around 30K Mbps.
its same with both the external HDDs.
whats wrong?

thank you


Copying and pasting files via Windows explorer is always going to be a bit inefficient. There's a lot for the machine to do when explorer is in the way. There will be pauses on big files, especialy .iso files. (at least Windows 7 is better than Vista's copy/paste, which was just horribly slow)
Have you tried to do the copy job using RoboCopy instead of Copy/Paste in Windows explorer? RoboCopy is much more efficient. However, big .iso files & other big files will still pause during the run.

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When I try to access embeded software contained in my Sony ericsson satio memory card via usb connection i get an error message saying insufficient memory to perform task.
This happened with my previous phone also and i just ended up accessing the card via my printer to move files but I would prefer to fix the issue if possible.
Just a heads up, I am uber basic in my computer terminology and will require some basic guidance if available.

I am awfy grateful for any help you can offer.

Cheers

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Hello,

I have a 4 Tb external HDD that fell off a 2 drawer file cabinet. A 24 inch fall. Now I can't access my files. The Device Manager recognizes the drive. Windows Explorer recognizes some of the partitions. Explorer shows thumbnails of folders and files and file names. But when I try to open a file, a .jpeg for example, I get the message that the picture was either deleted or the location isn't available. I have a paid version of recovery software but that couldn't find the drive. Being an external and portable drive I thought it could survive a little fall. Any suggestions on what my options are to recovery these files?

Thank you,
R

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I need to get access to some files I saved in an old Maxtor One Touch Plus external HDD some years back. I tried plugging the drive into my desktop. The power indicator on the drive lit up but I could not see it in the list of drives under the "My Computer" menu.

I checked under "Device Manager" and saw it was listed there. A friend advised me to assign a letter to the drive. I attempted to do this but I got a return from Windows saying that the drive is write protected so I could not complete the process.

Is there any other way I can recover my files from the drive?
 

A:Need help recovering files from old external HDD

There is always the idea of taking the drive out of the external and directly connecting the drive to your motherboard.

I wish I understood how the drive could be locked. Do you not have any options to unlock the drive?
 

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I am trying to copy some files to my external hard disk but some certain files doesn't want to move or copy at all no matter how many times I have tried. I also formatted my HDD to NTFS but no result. I also use TeraCopy but it won't help to.

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Close or delete this thread but I will double post because no one has given me any answer. I need to solve this issue ASAP!

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Hello, please find my log below, I have a few issues trying to remove some malware, that reloads, have tried several things, including wiping out all registry entries, tried Kill but will not work due to renaming in reg, must be something hidden somewhere that is reloading these into system, the ones in bold are the ones I know about there may be others present, any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:47:35 AM, on 1/21/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\locator.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\OLYMPUS Master\FirstStart.exe
C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTBDaemon.exe
C:\WINNT\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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Hi all,

We have a Seagate FreeAgent Desktop USB backup external drive. I just noticed when deleting files it does not ask "are you sure you want to delete the file".

Can I change the settings on this drive to do that?

Any help is greatly appreciated...
 

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I would like to transfer all my files, notepads, word documents, pictures, music and videos from my desk top including all my browser book marks to a USB external drive.

Can any one help me to understand how to do this so that I will be able to access the bookmarks on the browsers again ?

if you can you are a life saver,

Thanks

A:Need help xferring all my files to a USB external drive

To save your bookmarks (in Firefox) click on history/show all history/import and backup/export HTML and save it where you want. To reinstall them follow the above but click import HTML and then select the saved file.

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Hi, I posted this at the end of another thread but haven't had a reply.

I have a 500g Lacie external hard drive which I plugged into the usb port on my networked pc at work and copied a few gig of files to it but when I clicked to safely remove it, I continually got the message that I couldn't remove it yet, despite the fact that I'd closed everything, so I left it plugged in and rebooted the pc, intending to remove it as the pc shut down. I then got distracted and next time I looked at my pc it was going through and just finishing a dos file checking process, presumably of the external drive. I left it plugged in and after complete bootup was able to disconnect the external drive, however when I got home and plugged it into my laptop, the external drive shows as being empty

I downloaded and ran a recovery program (http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=1672) and it found the system volume information but nothing else.

Can anyone advise me what to do now to try to recover the files? There would be about 350gig total!

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Hello. I have an old hard drive that I am using as an external. It works fine, except one third of the space is taken up by files with an STR (not srt) file extension. I cannot delete the files, which is what I want to do. The hard drive came out of an old Emachines desktop that had a bad motherboard and the operating system was XP in case that helps. I've used the unlocker program and it too is unable to delete the files. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I have searched forum but not found anythig like my scenario.

I am running Windows XP Home SP3. My 40GB Samsung SP4002H boot drive encountered NTLDR missing. I did some research from another computer and decided that since there were some files on the 40GB drive that I wanted to recover, I should remove the drive. I have been careful not to do anything that would write to the drive.
I tried booting from a Knoppix DVD, hoping that a UNIX O/S would be able to recognize files on the drive for me to retrieve and store elsewhere. No success here ? the drive was not mountable.

I have since removed the 40GB Samsung SP4002H and placed it in an external IDE USB connected drive enclosure. I have installed a new 500GB HD and re-installed Windows XP Home SP3 and have a functional system.

I am looking for ideas on how recover files from the drive. With the HD enclosure connected by USB, no drive letter gets assigned but Device Manager identifies it correctly under Disk Drives.

I will buy a product to recover the files if the product can prove that it will do the job before I purchase it. I have done a search for various products ? most of them are unable to detect the drive.

Products I have tried include:
Recover My Files appears to show the physical drive with a size of 0MB.
Stellar Phoenix NTFS Recovery 3.0 ? shows a Physical drive with a name = [,] and a search of the drive quickly completes without finding any files.

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You could try PC Inspector, which is a freeware data recovery utility.

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All the info on my computer was erased. How do I find the files on my external hardrive and put them back on my my computer? I can't see any of Microsoft docs, pictures, music, etc... that I backed up on the external drive. Can anyone help?

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What do you mean that all the info was erased? What caused that? Was the operating system lost?

How did the files get onto your external hard drive?

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ok heres the deal...i bring my itunes library with me to work on an external hdd. i am working with windows xp. i am using the latest version of itunes. when i plug the hdd in with my music on it. windows xp starts to read the drive which i promtply hit cancel on because i dont want windows media to play the music i want to use itunes. but before i can hit cancel it has read alot of my music and has made duplicates of them. so i end up with duplicates of entire albums. does anybody know how to turn this off?
 

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I use access to generate setup sheets for production supervisors. They select the part and Access pulls the data and generates a setup sheet that is sent to the printer.

Currently, the user then goes into windows explorer and finds the matching engineering drawing (in a .pdf form) and sends it to the printer.

Is there a way, using the part number selected by the user for the setup sheet, to have Access print the external .pdf file that is in a specified directory with a filename corresponding to the part they select?

In other words, if the user selects part "1000", can Access go out to c:\files\drawings and print the file named "1000.pdf"
 

A:Printing external PDF files from Access

What version of Access do you use? I think it might be possible in ACC2003 but it'd be a lot harder prior to that.

chris.
 

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I have an external HDD that I have been storing loads of movies and TV shows on hooked up to my Windows 10 PC. I recently purchased an Android TV. I plugged the HDD into the TV and have been able to watch all the content fine but now when I connect the HDD into my PC the HDD isn't recognised. I went into Disk Management and I can see the drive but it's not been allocated a letter and it's partitioned really weirdly. I tried allocating a letter but it didn't work the way I had hoped only allocating a portion of the drive and now, of course, it recognises the lettered partition but it is requesting me to format the drive. After all this all my files still show on my TV and work fine.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

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sounds worse than microsoft-call tech support there-should be free
 

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