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External Hard Drive files Disappear!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ginjl113, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. Ginjl113

    Ginjl113 Thread Starter

    Oct 6, 2008
    Alright where to start. I store all my movies, music and all other important files on my external hard drive, which sits in an enclosure which is connected to the PC using the USB ports. About a week or two ago, my movies folder (containing only avi. files) came up as empty. It had almost 50 some GB of movies stored. I know for a fact that they were not deleted by any human. Now the folder being empty isn't the weirdest thing, its the fact that any avi. file I put in there disappears and the folder will say thats it's empty, but if I drag the file into the folder again it says that a file with that name already exists. I have all hidden files shown including the protected OP system files and still it comes up as empty. Now I can put text files in the folder and that will show up, and the folder registers the file being there. But any avi. file just don't exist according to the folder. The folder being messed up I can get over even though the files I'd like to get back, but I can't even delete the folder. It tells me the folder cant be deleted because it isn't empty. I've tried running CHKDSK to atleast fix the deleting the folder problem but even that didn't work. Well thats pretty much my situation, Please Help!
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