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Unable to transfer files from an acomdata external hard drive.

I have an acomdata external hard drive. Lately it's been acting up and midway through a computer session, the blue light will turn solid red. At that point I can't access any files, nor can I 'safely remove' the hardware. I have to restart in order for it to work again. I bought a new hard drive because I was scared of losing my files, but now that I'm transferring, some files won't transfer. Even though they once worked fine, they now seem contaminated or something and opening them or copying them turns the light red and shuts down the whole operation. I don't want to lose these files. What can I do?

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Borrow a friends "hard drive docking station" and remove the hard drive from the other external drive and place in the docking station and see if you can read the drives contents. The docking stations can be purchased at Best Buy or Office Depot if you want your own. Your external drive could have a faulty power supply or you really could have a hard drive that has developed bad sectors and that is a disaster for your data. When a drive starts acting up, you really need to act and transfer important files to a new drive or burn the data to DVD's.

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T your concern:
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