Hey guys, would really appreciate any help with this, it has turned into a real head scratcher.
About two days ago, I realized I couldn't copy any new files off of my external hard drive. By new files I mean files that were added approximately 4 weeks ago and newer. I can't play any of these files on my TV either using the external HDD port. However, when attached to a computer, I can play these files. I can still add any files to the hard drive, but copying the files off the drive is the problem.
However, the reason why this is strange is that files that are older than that (were added to the hard disk more than 4 weeks ago), can easily be copied off the hard drive. They could also be played on the TV.
I decided reformatting the hard drive (the long way, not a quick format) would be able to help. So I saved all files that I wanted to keep that were old (did not have any issues copying these, and I saved more than 100 GB of data) and did a format. However, the problem persists, I can copy files onto the hard disk, but cannot copy the new files that I add off of the hard disk.
Any help would be appreciated. Are there any diagnostics tools that I can use to try to identify the problem, and possibly fix it?
Thanks for any help.
Edit: Thought I'd also add, this problem isn't contained to my laptop (running windows 8.1) and TV. I've tried copying files to two other computers (one Windows 7, and one Windows XP) and face the same problem.
Edited by frenzynator, 30 May 2015 - 07:58 AM.