Question about Maxtor 160GB OneTouch III Mini USB 2.0 External 160 GB Hard Drive
I cut/pasted pictures into a file on my Maxtor external mini harddrive. As soon as I hit copy, I attempted to rotate them right side up. I received an error that it would not rotate because it was a read only file (i had just hit copy and had not changed any of these settings). The error prompted on all pictures and then they disappeared. I cannot locate them anywhere on the computer. Out of the pictures left in the folder that I had just copied, I attempted to rotate another separately. It gave me the same error and then another several pictures disappeared. I tried to perform a search and they cannot be found. They also did not end up in my computer's recycle bin. It's as though they disappeared. Please help! I cut them from my memory card so they are no longer on my camera. Thanks! Melissa
Did you try to copy one picture file to your mini harddrive then change it properties to archieve only? After that you can rotate it freely without that annoying message.
If that does not go as expected. Could be virus infection. Both your miniharddrive and your computer is infected. Some do it by changing it properties to read only then hide it.
You should first start disinfecting. The files can be view by clicking tools in My computer then set to view hidden files then start exploring your minihard drive. Some infection only affects picture files.
Just for the thought.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Alrighty, I finally found the handy file undelete utility which I have successfully used in the past to undelete files on flash cards. The file is Restoration.exe, and it doesn't use an installer. Thus it is a completely stand-alone program. The author of this program says that it is compatible with all Windows OS through XP. It probably will work with Vista too. The program also is compatible with NTFS as well as FAT32 file systems. Here is a link to CNET.com where you can download it and then use it to try to recover the deleted files on your flash card:
Once you have recovered the files on your flash card, copy and paste them to your hard disk. I never do cut and pastes from flash cards for fear of accidentally losing files. Copy and paste, and once you have verified that the files were successfully copied to your hard disk, then delete the files on your flash card if that is your preferred method. Yet I prefer to put the flash card back in my camera and then do a quick format of the card in order to delete all files on the flash card.
Anyway, hopefully this restoration utility will allow you to get those deleted images back. :-)
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
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