Question about Western Digital 320GB MyBook Premium Ext Combo Hard Drive
Everytime I play files for an more than a few minutes and click on different files on the hard drive it starts acting funny. I've tried rebooting, error checking, reformating and it still keeps happening. Usually it will act up and not let me open a file then it will show the entire folder as EMPTY. Usually when I restart everything in that folder would be deleted. As a back-up hard drive it should be more dependable and I don't know how to get it to stop deleting files and giving error messages. Please help me with this issue.
hi there, from what you are describing u have problems with the harddrive plotters so you have little time to save data. using the program get data back for ntfs or fat you can format your harddrive and block bad sectors from your harddrive and with the program mentioned above you can recover all the information you had on your harddrive.
give it a try
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
Hi All had the same prob with my external drive and used a program called Easy recovery professional it worked for me .hope this works
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
If not removed safely, external devices can lose information when disconnected.
I recommend using a free recovery tool called Handy Recovery which is normally used to recover files accidentally files on a PC. The application can also be used to try and recover files on your external HD.
Handy recovery: http://www.handyrecovery.com/download.shtml (look for the small button near the bottom that says 'Freeware')
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
The error messages don't hint at permission problems, they hint that the filenames contain characters that serve as shell delimiters.
I suspect an "rm -rf" of the top-level folder in question will sidestep this issue and delete the files for you.
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
Hi when you buy a hard disk you do not get instructions on how to change from FATS to NTFS. Your hard drive is set to FATS by default,which limits you tranferring files up to 4GB.If you changing to NTFS does 2 things. 1.you can transfer bigger files.
2. You will lose all data on the drive so you have to save any files to another drive ect
To change to NTFS, go to Start then Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. Under Storage click on Disk Management. Now find your hard drive in the list and Right-click on it and select Format. Under File System change the Answer to NTFS and leave the Allocation Unit to default.Click on Perform Quick Format if you want. click OK and confirm your OK with losing all data on the drive,and your done.
Posted on Apr 18, 2010
I have ".Window 7." Sometime I see a icon and it shows the drive size and can't read and my work. Yes, I do save my work on my hard drive, but I also want to save it on my external drive. . I even reboot.
Posted on Jan 05, 2011
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