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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dheerajkulal, Jul 13, 2011.

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  1. dheerajkulal

    dheerajkulal Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2011

    This is dheeraj kulal. i have a problem with external hard drive.

    I copied all the data from my pc to an external hard drive(FAT 32). Then i formatted the PC hard disk and created 5 partition with 50GB each. Installed windows xp SP2.
    External hard disk is of 500GB. Had nearly 250GB of data in it before copying data from my PC hard drive. After copying data from PC hard drive only 30GB of free space left in external hard disk.
    Now the actual problem is the external hard not showing any of the files that i copied on to it. and few of the files already in it are missing too. But when check the property of external hard disk it shows only 30GB is free that means remaining are the data in it.

    please help me,, files are very very very important for me... wt to do:confused:
  2. beginner58


    Jul 2, 2011
    Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools > Folder Options > View tab. Under 'Hidden files and folders', click 'Show hidden files...' and click OK.

    See if tha helps
  3. Gr3iz


    Mar 9, 2009
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    Welcome to TSG!!

    I wonder if a program called TreeSize would help? There's a free version of it you can download. It displays hidden files, too.
  4. pbanutcase


    Jul 12, 2011
    I recommend WinDirStat. Excellent tool for displaying folder/file usage in a nice graphical output.
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