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External hard drive won't open jpeg files

I've had the same problem off and on and it seems it's related to the amount of space I have on my C: drive. My external hard drive won't open my picture files (most all jpegs) but it will open other files easily. It won't even open the folders they're in. I only have 11 GB of space on my hard drive (hence the reason I bought this) and when I was down to like 240 MB it wouldn't let me do anything PERIOD because of low disk space. Anyway, I moved pictures to the external drive (25 GB worth apparently) and then it opened just fine. I added Microsoft Publisher to my computer and now the folders or files won't open again. Is the external drive dependent on a certain amount of disk space for it to be able to open certain large files/folders? How do I fix this because I can no longer access my pictures no matter what I do--tried dragging to desk top, still won't open. I'm on the phone with tech support but it's taking forever and I don't think I'll have time to wait for them today. Thanks so much!

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  • hollyjoy Sep 18, 2007

    That would work probably, except I guess I didn't mention that it did this before I put Publisher on there too, it seems to be just when there's low disk space and I wondered if that was why because I can't really move much else since they're all programs and I can't put those on my external drive...except my music, I guess I could move some of that... arg! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hollyjoy Sep 19, 2007

    I have a computer whiz friend coming over tonight to help me so I'll let him read your comment and maybe it'll make sense to him. :o) Thanks for your efforts!

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First thing i would do is uninstall publisher and try to open them since it happened after you installed it. If that seemed to resolve the problem, try reinstalling publisher and going to www.microsoftupdate.com and downloading any updates for publisher then try again. Let me know :-)

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    Beau Delony Sep 19, 2007

    Yeah depending on the jpeg and how much virtual mem ya neet that might do it. Get ya a bigger drive foyr your system and clone it all over :-)

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