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#1 robertch

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:54 AM

Hi All,

I'm getting the attached error message.

When transferring files via the usb from one external hard drive to another, I frequently get a time-out and eventually it says that the item is no longer located in where it was

If I go into My Computer I can still see the drive in question, and I can still see the folders in the drive, but inside the folders it reads empty.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a
Hp Pavillion s5229uk
x64 based PC
4gb RAM

Any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks,

r

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:29 AM

If it says that the files are too large...my guess would be that the external employs FAT32 as a file system.

If the error occurs because of that, the solution would be to convert the FAT32 file system to NTFS.

NTFS vs FAT32 FAT16 FAT.Comparing.Performance. - http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:24 AM

Hi Louis,

The externals are all NTFS formatted.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:45 AM

I would be thinking hard drive/partition problems...IME, files don't disappear but the content can become unreadable.

I suppose I'd have to think "malware" if I really believed that items were disappearing from my hard drive, as a wild guess.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:34 AM

Hi Louis,

The content is readable on start up, but the error message comes up shortly after transferring starts, then leaving the content unreadable.

A restart fixes it, but the problem returns shortly after.




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