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Verbatim external hard drive problems

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September 1, 2010 8:36:09 AM

Hello,i've got a 500Gb verbatim external hard drive i used about 300Gb thus far but now i cant see the folders i had stored on it. as if they hidden and i dont know how to retrieve these folders i tried searching but no luck. is there something i can do to retrieve them they definitly ther but cannot be seen. could it be a virus and if so what is a good virus removal tool.ian
September 1, 2010 2:20:27 PM

just a thought......did you try going to folder options and then to view and select show hidden files and folders and then check the drive again......
March 28, 2012 5:29:43 PM

teaser said:
just a thought......did you try going to folder options and then to view and select show hidden files and folders and then check the drive again......

Thankyou... worked for me.
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February 8, 2013 8:51:20 AM

ian_62 said:
Hello,i've got a 500Gb verbatim external hard drive i used about 300Gb thus far but now i cant see the folders i had stored on it. as if they hidden and i dont know how to retrieve these folders i tried searching but no luck. is there something i can do to retrieve them they definitly ther but cannot be seen. could it be a virus and if so what is a good virus removal tool.ian



hello i've had that problem before, i have a Seagate 500GB and i've experienced that already.
It's a virus, but i have a friend that is a nerd at computers and he knows what to do. if you're interested you can email me at carl_john27@yahoo.com but if you're far away from my location... i'll just try to ask my friend how to do it and i'll try to share it to ya.
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