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Help with external hard drive - "missing" files


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#1 djfl

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:58 PM

Sorry if this is the wrong forum.

Yesterday my external hard drive was working fine. Today I open it and there's a new folder called Pfiles...I am not running linux...and a tmp file. I delete the tmp file and try to delete Pfiles but it won't delete. Weird. So I open one of the folders and see that it's now empty, as are almost all of my other folders and subfolders. My daughter's folder however has her movies on the main subfolder, but subfolders in this folder are also empty.

The hard drive is showing half full...exactly what it should assuming I could access all the files. So what can I do? I've enclosed a screenshot of the Disk Management screen for this drive. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

Hidden files folder option in Windows Explorer, have you toggled those options?

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