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External Hard Drive File

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ManCityMan, May 4, 2010.

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  1. ManCityMan

    ManCityMan Thread Starter

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    I have all of my music on an external hard drive. I recently bought a new computer which runs Windows 7 and now I'm having a problem. One of my folders contains downloaded singles and after I'd opened and closed the file, then gone back in, I got a message saying "Folder is Empty". However, if I right-click and access properties, the message tells me that it contains 983 files, but I can't locate them.
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    When attempting to recover data from any external hard disk, I remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it internally to a desktop computer. If that by itself does not make the data accessible, I run CHKDSK x: /R, where you substitute your drive letter for the x.

    Always use the "safely remove" procedure for USB devices.

    Data you have only one copy of is data you don't care about.
     
  3. ManCityMan

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    Thanks, Alex, I'll give that a go when I get home. I've got more than one copy, they're on my iPod and on discs, but I just wanted to know what might have gone wrong with these and how to recover them.
     
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