Sometimes i cannot copy files from the hard disk of my pc into the plugged in WD 500GB HARD DISK - I GET AN ERROR OF INCORRECT FILE OR PATH TOO DEEP OR DELAYED COPY PROCEDURE AND BOTH HARD DISKS FREEZE AND I HAVE TO END THE PROGRAMS FROM TASK MANAGER. I HAVE WIN XP SERVICE PACK 2 - PLEASE HELP ME THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED - GEORGE
I used to get this problem until i updated my USB drivers. Or try a different USB port. I only have USB 1.1 and this device is 2.0. They should be inter-compatible but you know how these things are sometimes. Make sure the temp of the drive is reasonable too, I've not had heat problems with this one but i have with other external drives in the past.
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Hiii friends, I too had lost some of my files from WD hard drive recently. So in order to recover data from WD hard drive I used WD Caviar Hard Drive Recovery, which scans entire hard drive within few minutes and retrieves each and every file. You can download it from internet for trial usage.
A Windows PC computer will not read files on the WD hard drive that has been formatted on a MAC. The fix. Copy your photos onto the MAC computer then remove the WD hard drive and connect it to your Windows PC and format the WD hard drive in FAT32 file system. After formatting has been completed remove the WD hard disk and connect it to the MAC computer. The MAC can read and write to a Windows FAT32 formated hard disk. You can now copy the photos from the MAC to the WD hard disk. When copying is complete, remove the WD hard drive and connect the WD hard drive to your Windows PC and you can now copy the photo from the WD hard disk to your Windows PC.
The disk-drive inside the enclosure is "dying".
If the warranty still is valid, exercise the warranty to get it replaced, at minimal cost to you.
If the warranty has expired, open the enclosure, remove the disk-drive, and take the disk-drive to a computer-store. Buy a new, compatible, drive, and then "transplant" it into the enclosure, to "revive" your external file-storage appliance.
Are you putting the files in folders on the hard drive and not directly on the drive? Anytime you save files you have to put them in a folder or the drive will say it's full. Make sure that all your files on the hard drive are in folders.
If you are using Windows Vista then format your external drive with exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table, aka FAT64), or NTFS. And if you are using Windows XP then only solution is to format drive with NTFS file system. How to do that, just right click on HD from My Computer an click format.
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.
I know exactly what your problem is. You are trying to add a file bigger than 4 GB on a fat32 external hard drive. You simply cant put something that big in there without breaking it into smaller bits. You could easily add a bunch of small files just not huge files bigger than 4GB. Your solution would be to reformat your WD external drive to a ntfs. That can be done as easy as right clicking your external drive through my computer and highlighting "reformat". Good luck and I hope you dont forget this little thing about computers..sometimes when you get a good deal on pc hardware its for a reason :) this is good for all hard drives including western digital