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EXT HDD PROBLEMS PLEASE HELP

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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 5:38:03 PM

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To my learned friends,

I am having problems with an external hard drive I purchased about a year
ago. Files seem to be disappearing. I have a file which contained about 12gb
of information (music files etc). The file now only has 88mb of information.
It is the top part of the files but as you can see is only a fraction of what
it used to be. What has happened to the files? I have done a search in the
drive…and no sign of them. Also, the system information does not register any
increase on the ‘free space’ of the drive. I am at a loss. What is happening?
Can I retrieve the files? It is really punishing to think that they may be
lost to me for good.

Any Ideas?

Please advise.

Thanking you in advance

Yours sincerely,

Joe

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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 11:22:48 PM

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Run chkdsk on your external drive. The drives logical structure may have
become corrupt. The files may still be there (you haven't gained any extra
space on the drive) but inaccessible. Chkdsk may remedy the situation.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"JOE X5" <JOE X5@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:99C0FBE0-D949-47A0-9BFE-3815B0C20871@microsoft.com...
> To my learned friends,
>
> I am having problems with an external hard drive I purchased about a year
> ago. Files seem to be disappearing. I have a file which contained about
> 12gb
> of information (music files etc). The file now only has 88mb of
> information.
> It is the top part of the files but as you can see is only a fraction of
> what
> it used to be. What has happened to the files? I have done a search in the
> drive.and no sign of them. Also, the system information does not register
> any
> increase on the 'free space' of the drive. I am at a loss. What is
> happening?
> Can I retrieve the files? It is really punishing to think that they may be
> lost to me for good.
>
> Any Ideas?
>
> Please advise.
>
> Thanking you in advance
>
> Yours sincerely,
>
> Joe
>
>
>
!