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Unable to open or view pictures

A few months back I backed up all my pictures to a CD and everythiung worked fine. Before I deleted them off my hard drive to make more room I made sure the pictures were viewable on three different computers and they all worked. About a month ago I put the pictures back on the computer and now I am unable to open or view them. The hard drive shows that the space is taken up as if the pictures were still there and the icons are there but when I try to open them it says "Failed to load image" or "Nopreview available". If you have any ideas on how to fix this problem it would be greatly apprecieated.


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SOURCE: Hard drive not mounting

If you still have the files on your pc and just use the drive as a backup, then there is nothing lost yet, and no need to recover, just return to retailer. But if there is any sign of life, check; Right Click My Computer>Properties>Device Manager>Hardware,see if your Drive is in the list, if not, on top right there is an icon for scan for new hardware. See if your PC can find your drive, if not return it.

Posted on Nov 03, 2006

SOURCE: Lacie 500 GB usb external hard drive clicking, and blinking....

Ive solved the Whole Lacie wont mount problem.... Thanks to Lacie support center, Best Buy, The internet and several Tech shops I took my crashed lacie d2 quadra 500 GB hard drive to for help when it crashed. They didn;t help and none of the stuff I bought helped either. Here is the solution: Take any of your crashed lacie Hard drives (That are clicking and making a noise to a Windows OS) FOOTNOTE: NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, YOUR LACIE HAS NOT CRASHED AND DOES NOT NEED DATA RECOVERY$$$$$$$$ Take it to a Windows (XP worked on mine) install your lacie one button disk, after its installed properly, Run the lacie one button recovery by clicking the blinking and clicking switch on the hard drive the program will come up and show the Lacie Hard drive. Go to windows control panel and run add hardware program and search once. (if it hasnt mounted it will not find it) just let the search go through once and after it says can-not find hardware leave it open. Go to My Computer and open it, keep the window open that shows all of your drives. Wait about 4-8 hours depending on what you have going on (go to the movies or go to sleep) and come back and your lacie drive will be mounted. (THIS IS NOT THE LAST STEP- DONT GET HAPPY YET) This is whats going to burn your attitude to a new level. The Lacie Hard drive is SUPER un responsive. I advise opening just the main window and taking a look at all the folders and files you have on them. ( i solved mine by simply erasing the Video files. Final cut pro cache folders etc.) if you use your hard drive for things like editing video and audio then more than likely your drive is slightly corrupted (don't get angry) this does not mean its trashed, it means that there is a problem with file structure and a single or several files confused the hard drive. Once again your lacie is not trash. I used mine for video editing in Final cut Pro, and Audio in Pro Tools, among other things like saving photos and software, etc... Just take the time to simply delete what you know you dont need.. or even better, format the entire drive and it will be like new. Another step you can take in mounting your Lacie is to download Mac Drive 7, install it on a PC- not MAC, this process WILL NOT work on a MAC (none of these steps will work on a mac- Trust me, not matter what these nerds say, dont believe that it will- its going to cost you.) Install the Mac Drive 7 on a pc, run the Error Check and repair function and it will take about an hour depending on what you have on your drive and how many errors are found. and It will fix the drive. As stated previously - these steps will ONLY MOUNT YOUR DRIVE. Access to the files and folders on your drive will be very unresponsive. Basically if you plan on copying a movie to your desktop forget about it. 30Mb would take about 2 hours. 6Kb took close to 4 mins to copy from the lacie. You wont be able to back it up so forget about that too. Just follow the begining steps and find out what has done this to your Lacie (you know what it is!). As stated previously- I used my LACIE D2 qudra 500 GB Hard drive (that is only 6 months used) for average things like downloading, uploading, saving, etc... the same things you do, Plus I ran Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and a S**T load of other programs on this drive and what confused or "Corrupted" my lacie and made it BLINK, CLICK, and make STRANGE

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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SOURCE: My Lacie driver is no longer acessable

you could send me it lol :)

When you say it gives you a blank window did you leave it for a while - I have to do that with my 500gb hard drive which has a lot of stuff on it and it takes a while to read what it needs to before it shows the files / folders

maybe a defrag if you can get it back up and running and also try it on a different usb port on the back of the same computer it was working on

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: deleting files from hard drive does not free up more space. only ~170gb have been put onto it, but it reports only ~72gb available

deleting files giving free space.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Lacie extern. hard drive is recognized, but I can't access files

Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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