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Maxtor 3200 my hard drive will not let me open any folders says files currupt, and it will not let me delete them what can i do

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You have probably suffered a FS crash. You have no choice but the format the drive. (Hope you have a backup) If you dont you will have to run a recover utility like Recover my Files.

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Windows -Delayed write failed. Windows was unable to save all the data for the file D:\$MFT

You've got a "hardware" problem with the disk-drive. Windows cannot write an updated 'MFT' ("Master File Table") to reflect files that you have added/deleted/updated on the Maxtor.

Copy all the files from the Maxtor, e.g., onto another external drive, or "burning" to DVD disks, and then replace the Maxtor disk-drive.

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Old maxtor 3200, new computer windows 7. how can i make it work/

Maxtor manufacturer says that this drive is not ready for windows 7 and no driver had been issued. you will have to connect it to another computer to recover the data, or to use another computer in your network to access it and share the resource with your pc with windows 7

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When I plug it into my laptop my usb reads it but no files are showing

Your Storage Device might have infected by virus/worms etc.. So before you do anything, scan with an updated antivirus. Perhaps the virus made your files and folders hidden. After you scan the Device, go open any folder - click Tools - Folder Options - 8366140.jpg

Click View tab - Click the Radio Button "Show hidden files and folders" - Again Uncheck the "Hide
Protected Operating System file" - click Apply - Ok.. and see if you can see any files in the storage device. If you do so, you'll notice that the icons of the folders fade (pale yellow) and when you check the properties of the folder you'll will see the "Hidden" checked and faded, means you can't make any changes with it. It is best to move the files and folders within the folder which are infected, and delete the infected folders after resolving the problem. Reverse the process with the folder option after you successfully resolve...

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I can't delete files from my Maxtor 3200 external hard drive

The other comments are not the easiest way to free up space on the drive. The reason you aren't seeing a change in free space is because of a drive error (probably unplugged without unmounting). So First open up disk utilities and fix the hard drive (should only take 1-2 min). After the drive is fixed select erase free space (zero out data is fine for now). This usually takes about 20 min for me with a 120 gig hard drive. This allows you to have the free space without having to move all of those files around (which for me would be a problem because I have 100 gigs used on my drive, which would take forever).

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Cant send any folders to my maxtor 3200 external hard drive

try changing the name of the folder or disable redundancy check

Mar 12, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Can not delete anything on maxtor basics 160gb

Open the drive through My Computer and right click on any file folder hat you want to delete. Choose Properties. When that screen opens, uncheck the box next to Read Only, click Apply, then Ok. See if you can delete the folder. If that works, then you will have to do that for every folder/file that you want to delete.

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Corrupted file message.can't open 3200

Had something like the same. The contents of an entire folder dissappeared.

I made a backup of all data I needed from the disk, then re-partitioned and re-formatted it. Now it seems to be ok again, but I lost my trust, so it will be a nice 500GB temporary folder for my PC.

from a command line, chkdsk was not able to run. Only at next boot. It started cycling with the same message all the time. Unfortunately I didn't copy the message

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Does maxtor 3100 storage automatically add file to itself?

Yes, it is wise to do a house cleaning on your Maxtor. Whether you delete everything or not is up to you. However, do not do this by formatting the hard drive.

If you find you need a file later you deleted from the drive, a free program called 'FileScavenger' can recover it for you. If you format the hard drive the ability to recover a file becomes highly unlikely.

We techs have expensive software to recover files should you need to get it retrieved, but the interface is designed for techs and not the average user.


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