500gb. Name has been altered to something less than tasteful ¬_¬
I downloaded an ISO file of what i assumed to be "The Departed" (Yes downloading is wrong etc etc), anyway I extracted it to my freeagent drive only to find that the folder labelled "The departed" was full of advertisements and porn wmvs. I deleted 'em, yet my freeagent drive is now renamed as "UK STUDENT HOUSE" and i have no idea how to change it back. I try renaming it yet it doesn't change, and I've deleted all the folders. Any help would be much appreciated to avoid awkward moments. :\
Re: 500gb. Name has been altered to something less than...
Depending on what OS you're using, try using the built-in utility to format the drive (since you've deleted all the folders anyway). You'll be able to rename it what you want and start with a fresh drive.
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if u remember the name of any file that you downloaded, You can search for that file from the search option on the top right corner of the screen.Through that you can get the location of the files u downloaded
These are temp files that are used by the drive. Basically consider them as "ghosts of a file recently departed". If you look in your computer in the temp folder, you will see a lot of these. If they are locked, it may mean that they are still linked to an active file ( they sort of signpost the file). My guess is that they are 1kb or less in size?
These may also be the WD sync software application that allows transfer of data, can you right mouse click on the file and in properties see what extension name it has?
If your antivirus has no issues with them, and they take up little space, best to leave them.
Have you changed any of the files since backing them up? If not that is why they show a Sept 2008 date. yes you can be slective, depending on which backup and restore app you are using. Effectively only highlight the ones you want to restore and then activate the restore process.
If that doesn't help, I would assume the worst and begin working on data recovery to be safe.
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The lack of free space iis on your internal HD not the external. Whenever transferring files from one drive to another, you are acturally making a copy of the file to be transferred and sending the copy to the new drive. If your internal HD is nearly full, you can try to Cut and Paste the files to the external, or clear up more space on your internal b/4 tryiing to move the bigger files. Best of luck.
load the driver for mac use, the external hard drive comes with cd, the mac driver should be inside, load it to your mac computer. if you donot have the cd go online to western digital and download it. just load the driver and u will be fine, make sure u connect the cable in right places.
You will need to format the device for Windows use. If you can see the device in My Computer, right click it and select format. if you can't see it in My Computer, you will need to use a boot tool such as Gparted: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php Download the .iso file and burn it as an image to a cd, then boot from the CD at startup. It should detect the 500 Gb drive and allow you to format it to NTFS. Then Windows will recognize it.
well from what i have observed from the images is that you are using the FAT32 file system and FAT32 is designed in such a way that the maximum allowed file size (size of a single file) on a FAT32 based file system is at most 4 G and whenever u try to copy a file of size more than 4 G, you get a "Disk Full" error. This is pretty normal. So, it would be better that the next time you think of re-installing windows, make sure you format the drive(s) using the NTFS file system so that you wont face the error again.
Workaround: You can split them up into parts of an archive of 100 MB size so that they can be copied onto the external drive without any problems. (use WinRAR)
The controller board in Mybook might not support files over 4 gb. Check with the manufacturer if there are any new drivers for you product to solve your dilema. You could also just buy a cheap external case for the drive in the mybook and swap it out. None of the new cases have these limitations and you can get them online for less than 20 bucks. I like MAD Dog cases myself. I hope this helps you.