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Expansion portable drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Minji, Mar 26, 2020.

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  1. Minji

    Minji Thread Starter

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    Helppp :(
    I was transferring my files and photos to my drive ( Seagate expansion portable drive ) to my phone through my COMPUTER and suddenly theres alot of error while the files were transferring. So i cancelled the transfer and pulled out my drive and tried again but this time my file wont open.
    So i tried again but this time i used a LAPTOP, but my file still wont open and it even make my whole laptop lag. So i checked my file properties to see how much space is left so that i know my data is still available and not lost, luckily theres space used up (means my data is still there). Since i still cant open it, i went to my COMPUTER ( i changed the device again ) and tried opening the file in my drive, but still not working, instead of my file name showing, it showed "Local Disk C" and i checked the properties and instead of showing i still have 2TB of space, it showed 0GB. So i went back to my LAPTOP and insert the drive and it showed my file name with an E behind the file name (instead of "LOCAL DISK C" like in my COMPUTER) but this time in the LAPTOP i cant check the properties, everytime i tried clicking "properties" my screen lagged or stop functioning. So i went back to my COMPUTER and checked my drive file system, in the properties it shows that my file system is exFAT instead of NTFS ( i checked with google and my disk, the expansion portable drive the file system should be NTFS ) what should i do??? It looks like the drive is corrupted but the drive is still new, this is the second time I've used it, the first time i use it Is for transferring photos and it worked smoothly, i dont know what went wrong this time. The files in the drive is important to me, is there a chance to recover those files?
     
  2. plodr

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    First mistake - you always copy never move or transfer because if there is a glitch, the files are lost/corrupted. If there is a glitch when you are copying, then the files remain on the original device and you can try to copy again.
    Second mistake - never cancel while something is working. Let it finish then determine what the error/problem is and figure out if it is fixable. If it takes long, walk away and do something else. Give it time to finish.
    Third possible mistake - pulling out a drive while it is doing something. You safely eject and if it says it is busy, you wait and try a few minutes later.

    Why have 3 devices? Copy from the computer to the phone. It cause less lag and less chance for error.
    If you also want the files on an external drive then copy then there as well.

     
  3. Minji

    Minji Thread Starter

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    Ah yea sorry sorry what i mean is i copy my file from my phone ( i didnt move it ) {sorry what i dint use the right words}
    I right clicked and copy all the file i want from my phone then i went to the file of my external drive and i paste in there

    And thank you, I'll remember not to cancle the copy process and pull out the drive while its doing something

    I have 3 devices cause
    What im trying to do is to get all my pictures from my phone to my external disk so i use computer to transfer

    Do you think whether theres a way to fix it or maybe reciver the data in it ? T-T
     
  4. plodr

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    Have you tried Recuva?
     
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