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I have 80 gb portable Hard disk USB on which I have many big files which I am not able to retrive

Smaller files I am able to copy but any large file when I tried to copy to other drive after some time I get error level too deep can not copy I have at least 30 gb of important data on that drive which I am not able to recover or copy on other drive. Please guide me, I copied most of the files using USB 1 port, on my system now I have both USB 1 and USB 2 and I tried both but it didn't help.

Jayesh

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  • rabdi Nov 05, 2008

    Its NTFS and I did chkdsk but it didnot help.
    Jayesh


  • Lalit Varadpande
    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    hi Jayesh! am researching your question..have u tried running check disc on the drive?some forums suggested that if the file path length is too long this happens but nothing very conclusive..some others suggested mapping the drive..

    shall look around and get back to u..hope u get it sorted before that..regards!

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Whats the file system on it?FAT32?or NTFS?

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