External hdd reading but shows this folder is empty Tags: Hard Drives Computer External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 19, 2012 2:01 PM in Storage Share owiny robert October 17, 2012 2:39:40 PM Hello, I have an external HDD of 500 gb and transcend make. when i try to open it on any computer it shows 'this folder is empty' yet its about 90% full. Please help me resolve the problem and access the data More about : external hdd reading shows folder empty John_VanKirk a c 104 G Storage October 17, 2012 8:11:43 PM Hello, & Welcome to Tom's Hardware! What is the Make/Model# of your external HDD, and is it connected by a USB connector? Are you connecting it to a Win-7, Vista, or Win-XP computer? Could you please connect it to your desktop computer, go to Disk Management (right click on my computer, manage, computer management, lower left corner click on Disk Management). Up load a screenshot of the Disk Management dialog box, especially the lower graphical area, to post on your response. That way someone can tell exactly what the problem is and how to best helop you. m 0 l hang-the-9 a c 103 G Storage October 19, 2012 2:01:56 PM First thing to do, see if the folder is showing up as Hidden. Uncheck that and apply it to subfolders. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources External HDD reading but shows "this folder is empty" Forum Empty External HDD after removing virus, properties showed used! Forum SolvedToshiba external hard disk is detected but shows empty and asks to format i have Forum My external shows up as a disk drive, it empty, when i format, it says there is no disk in drive G: insert disk, HELP? Forum Folder shows up as empty Forum Pix on camera but SD shows folder empty Forum all folders in my internal hard disk F is showing empty folder but data is in it what may be the reason for that could someone Forum Toshiba external hard disk is detected but shows empty and asks to format i have Forum External drive shows 465gb is used when it is empty Forum External USB HDD Appears Mostly to Completely Empty Forum SolvedMy WD (my passport) all folders are empty and Read only ! Forum SolvedToshiba External HDD not showing up in My Computer, yet shows up as blank volume in Disk Management (Windows 8) Forum SolvedToshiba 2tb external HDD reading "Full" on Adobe PS 7 Forum Folder is empty and show 0kb but its not and is not accessible Forum My hard disk show only recycle folder and its empty Forum 16GB cruzer, folders showing 'empty folder' Forum External usb hdd shows as "unallocated" Forum External HDD empty? Forum Delete Empty Folder with "Permanent" Read Only Attribute Forum Delete Empty Folder with Permanent Read Only Set Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !