Files disappearing on external hard-drive (nexstar.3)
Can someone please tell me how to recover files from an external hard drive. The hard drive acknowledges that it has used the free space for my files, however once you click into the folders, they show to be empty. Does anyone know what might cause this and how to fix it.
Re: Files disappearing on external hard-drive (nexstar.3)
Based on my knowledge, your problem could
be resolve in these three ways:
1). Try to unhide these files.
According to your description, your files
may be hidden anyway. Try to show them all up again:
Start => Run => Type in "control folders" and press "OK" =>Click "View"
and hook "Show hidden files and folders"=> Press "OK"
2). Scan your computer with antivirus tool
Sometimes, the virus also would hide the
files make them invisible for you. So, just try to do antivirus scan on your
computer. (You should take care not to delete some needed files in the
3). Restore your files back by using an
external hard drive data recovery freeware.
This problem also could be caused by the
drive problems. So, if you want to save these files, you'd better try to use an external hard drive data recovery freeware that always could help retrieve the
inaccessible files back for free: http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/external-hard-drive-recover.html
Re: Files disappearing on external hard-drive (nexstar.3)
When I too faced the similar situation like you, I was able to restore lost files from external hard drive with the help of Hard Drive Recovery software. I hope this tool will be helpful for you to recover your missing files. For more details, you can visit the website mentioned below.
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You can retrieve all your files from the external hard drive with data recovery program.I have succeed with Tenorshare data recovery.You can download a trial version of it and scan your hard drive for free to check out whether your files can be recovered.http://www.any-data-recovery.com After you recover your files,you can format it to check out whether it can be fixed.
All is not lost! (although that drive is most likely a goner...)
Modern hard drives take a beating better than their older counterparts, though they remain semi-fragile devices that rely on super precise internal balancing and magnetics. You're right that it's most in jeopardy when writing, but the sound you're describing indicates that it's read/write heads can't align themselves correctly.
The bad news is there's no way for you to remedy this without a state of the art clean lab and the precision tools to re-manufacture, or simply realign as the case may be, this hard drive.
The good news is most hard drive manufacturers offer a data recovery service for their hardware, so you can send your drive in and get back a fixed one complete with your old data. Even if you're out of service I'd call regardless as most are happy to sell you into recovery work.
If you find that it's a dead end, don't despair. Do an internet search for 'data recovery hard drives' in your local area and you may be pleasantly surprised. Many Data-smith companies exist these days for the sole purpose of recovering data that was lost to a drive crash.
Best of luck!
No device-drivers are needed. Just connect this USB device, and Windows will recognize it. If there is a "one-touch-backup" button, it won't work, but you can still use drag-and-drop to copy files from your internal disk-drive to this external disk-drive.
apologies if this message finds you long after posting this problem ,
but I am currently working through a backlog of problems that never got
answered and hopefully this info can still be of use if not now possibly
Please download Disc Digger HERE.
This is a free tool you can use that works very well and there is no
installation required, just run the program once you downloaded it.
you have connected the memory disk / hdd to the computer , run the program.
the program , select the dig deep option for accidentally deleted files
or dig deeper for a formatted drive. Then select the disk you want to do
the recovery on and run the program.
The data will be displayed
and you can recover it from there. This will only work if the card has
not been used since the data was lost. Save the files to a location
on the computer hard drive and not back to the disk it is recovering from as this will
overwrite the other pictures that still needs to be recovered.
Some of the properties of the files may become lost in the recovery but the pictures should be fine.
You will also only be able to recover certain file types using this method.
1st - Right click the drive icon, i think you will find Autorun at First, if it is.. 2nd - Right lick and press explore Before that you have to enable Show Hidden files and Folders in Tools Menu, Folder Options. 3rd - You will find some files, that is like command prompt icon and Autorun icon. 4th - Delete both the files and reboot the computer.. The problem is solved...
or use USB Disk Security V184.108.40.206 - www.freshwap.net and install.... it will delete the files...
Something went wrong in the copy process!! What happened is your file system got corrupted! This can be rectified by trying chkdsk e: /f /r at the command propmt(Start->Run then tyrp cmd and press enter)
There is a posissility that your actual hard drive is faulty!
Utilities here can help you determine that!
try the seatools for windows, because you have an external hard drive!
If the test comes back ok then it could be that you need to update your operating system!
Also, what file system is the hard drive formatted with, cause the FAT32 isn't as reliable as the NTFS file system, so you might wanna change it to NTFS if its not already!( At the command prompt type convert e: /fs:NTFS and press enter)
lemme know how it turns out