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Firelite Hard drive read as "local disk"


I have used two separate Firelite hard drives with my work and home computers for the past several years. One of the Firelites continues to work well. However, my computers began reading the other Firelite hard drive today as a "local disk" with no folders.

When I perform a search of all drives, the documents on my "bad" Firelite are listed. However, I cannot open any of these documents. Is there any way that I can recover these files? I have backed up the majority of the files, but don't want to lose my past 3 weeks' worth of work.

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  • harrier62 Dec 28, 2007

    Thanks for your recommendation. Unfortunately, the "bad" firelite still appears as a local disc (no folders). I did notice under Properties that the "bad" firelite (120 gb) only has a capacity of 37.2 gb. That's the capacity of my functional firelite (40 gb). Is it possible that the "bad" firelite got corrupted when connecting and disconnecting the two firelites?

  • harrier62 Dec 28, 2007

    Thanks again for your recommendations. Unfortunately, I receive a "cannot find file" error message when I attempt to drag and drop my files into Rapidshare file uploading.

    I assume now that my recent files are gone for good. I also assume that they will definitely disappear if I reformat the Firelite.

  • harrier62 Dec 28, 2007

    How do I format the Firelite for "once"?

  • harrier62 Dec 28, 2007

    When I attempt to execute a "quick format," I receive a warning stating that "formatting will erase all data on this disk." Should I continue on?

  • harrier62 Dec 28, 2007

    The link that you provided enables me to host my files with RapidShare. I'm confused about how to drag and drop any files if I lose all of my data due to formatting. I'm new to this, so please bear with me.

    Thanks again.

  • harrier62 Dec 29, 2007

    Thank you. I have just ordered a copy of the Recover My Files software. I should have it within 5-7 days. Will keep you posted on my progress.

  • tthomp Jan 26, 2008

    I have a similar problem. I have a firelite 80G USB and it is recognized on windows ME but not vista or XP No #@%$^ idea why it comes up as Local disc G on my computer page but on the devise manager it comes up as firelite not my laptop is down and it was the only one that would read the hard drive. Need Help



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1)Run CHKDSK ON that disc
2)Run antivirus to scan disc

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    arben pllana Dec 28, 2007

    Yess it is.I recomended you to format the hard driver and use this software to recover all you'r data.It is the only way i think


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    arben pllana Dec 28, 2007

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