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#1 FredH.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:59 AM

I (foolishly) changed the drive letter for my external HDD, and now some
files are mixed up, or missing.

Would changing the drive letter back, make things worse?

Is there some software which can return the files to the right place?
"PC Inspector File Recovery 4" perhaps?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:54 AM

The only time I can think of changing drive letters would cause a problem is if you have programs actually installed on the hdd. If you are only using the drive for storage then I am not sure just why what you described happened.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:27 AM

Disappearing or inaccessible files...is often a sign of hard drive problems.

Interesting that you put "file corruption" in the title for this thread. Why?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:24 PM

I changed the drive letter back - little difference. I then downloaded "VLC Media Player" to try and open AVI files,
which are the main problem. This opened the AVI files, and confirmed that they were "mixed up".

Is there any software that can reverse this?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:07 PM

Can you speak less vaguely...and tell us just what "mixed up" means in your mind?

What error messages have you received?

Why should you need to download a program to open .avi files...when WMP is the basic program for opening those?

If you received a message that WMP cannot open/play such files...it's possibly a codec issue.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...22071516AAYBn0b

I suppose that it's also something other than an .avi file.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:42 PM

Parts of other video files, or even mp3 radio shows, are appearing in AVI files. The original
files are missing.

"VLC Media Player" is better at opening these "mixed up" files than the 4 other media players
I have.

I suspect that links and paths, to the original locations, are confused.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:52 PM

If that premise is valid...why not remove them all and then reinstall them one by one?

Corrupted files can only be replaced..by removing the old and installing new ones that aren't damaged.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:27 AM

The affected files are non-essential, large, and numerous; therefore I do not have copies of them all.

I'll just "chalk this up to experience" I think, new files seem fine. Many thanks for your help Louis &
Thunderz.

Here's my favourite website for you:-

http://www.globalistagenda.org/

Edited by FredH., 09 August 2009 - 11:30 AM.





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