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When i click on it it says folder is empty ik its

When i click on it it says folder is empty ik its not because has 300 gigs used already only way to get it to work is to reboot how do i fix it so i dont have to reboot to view my files

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Have you tried it in another USB port? Have you tried in on another computers? If not, try these first and then let us know you get on.

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