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Solved: Messed up pictures in External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mlin, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. Mlin

    Mlin Thread Starter

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    I open up my pictures folder in my External Hard Drive today and the file names are all messed up. When I click on them, I get error message saying it is not accessible. :( I tried to change my language setting from Chinese to English and change back to Chinese again, but it doesn't help at all :/ Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks in advance.

    Here is the image of how the folder looks like :/
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    Also, prior to this problem, I remember having a blue screen checking up the files. I immediately shut my computer off because the blue screen looked like as if it was constantly saying there were errors or something.. so yeah :s

    Also, I can't even delete the folders >.<
     
  2. Triple6

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    Rebooting the computer during the check disk was a bad idea. You may now need to run check disk on the drive by right clicking on the drive and going to Properties and then tools. Check both boxes and let it scan the drive.

    This is why we stress the importance of backing up important files.
     
  3. Mlin

    Mlin Thread Starter

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    Oh >.< I thought it looked fishy when all the words that checking was listing out during it is check disk so yeah. Oh well >.<

    Thank you for the help, the tools cleaned it up.

    I didn't know I could encounter such error on the external hd :( I stored all my files there whenever I reformat my computers :/ I guess I need more than one places to back up.

    Thank you very much though! :D
     
  4. Triple6

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    Yes, a backup shoudl also be a second copy. External drives can experience failures just like internal drives and render all the information gone.
     
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