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External HDD reading but shows "this folder is empty"

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October 14, 2012 5:17:32 AM

yello,

I have a "imation 320 gb portable hdd" it is reading on the computer and showing up at my computer as local disk(F:)  69.5GB free of 298GB however its hows "this folder in empty" I have tried the hdd on different comps but shows the same thing. I have tried defragmenting and moving a few folders to the c drive on my comp but still shows up as this file is empty..it uses 50gb but when i get in the folder it shows "this folder is empty"

Can someone please help me with this .

Thank you
Peace
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October 15, 2012 8:43:39 AM

run disk check and search for bad sector... (scandisk /r, or other disk scanning apps)
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October 17, 2012 2:39:38 PM

solutions86 said:
yello,

I have a "imation 320 gb portable hdd" it is reading on the computer and showing up at my computer as local disk(F:)  69.5GB free of 298GB however its hows "this folder in empty" I have tried the hdd on different comps but shows the same thing. I have tried defragmenting and moving a few folders to the c drive on my comp but still shows up as this file is empty..it uses 50gb but when i get in the folder it shows "this folder is empty"

Can someone please help me with this .

Thank you
Peace

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October 18, 2012 2:40:11 AM

^ ??? ???
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October 18, 2012 5:56:12 AM

How did you end up in this situation? New HD? one day this all of a sudden happened?

Try to show the hidden folders: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidde...

Also try this application: http://windirstat.info/ . This app as an easy way to analyze the contents of your HDs. Much easier to find out what takes up space than Windows. This might help solve your problem, but if it doesn't, this program will help you in the future.
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