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AAARRGGHHHH! Vanishing Files

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#1 Studmuppet


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:51 PM

I had some computer issues over the last few weeks. My Hard © drive crashed and was totally re-built.

Got it back last night, plugged everything in and all was fine. Burned a VCD and enjoyed the disc, went to bed.

When I got up this morning, my External Hard Drive (H) was only showing 32 files, although I have over 232 on the drive. I checked the Disc Space, they're still there, just invisible.

If I move one file (let's say my Beatles music file) to another place (say the C drive) then a formerly invisible file takes its place. It happens in ALPHABETICAL order as well, oddly enough.

Trying to use "Show all Hidden Files" doesn't work, nor does System Restore. Any clues as to what I should do?

BrettJ - appreciating all help

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 20 August 2009 - 12:02 PM

Disk check...move files.

Such signs might be contrued as either a hard drive or file system (NTFS) problem.


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