Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

3 Answers

Folder got deleted.

It seems I accidentally deleted the folder that comes on my hard drive (I don't remember what was in it) and now my computer has trouble recognizing when the drive is connected. Is there a way for me to download or otherwise recover that folder I deleted? I didn't realize it in time to get it from my recycle bin before it was emptied.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Mentor:

    An expert who has written 3 tips or uploaded 2 video tips.

  • Expert
  • 131 Answers

Yes You can easily recover it many services are there to help. I faced Hard disk failure and got complete recovery. The ones i was helped were IN MUMBAI.Below is the site link http://www.datarecoverybangalore.in/

Posted on Dec 11, 2014

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Is this drive still recognizable on your computer or other computers?
If it is still recognizable there, without data backups, you also can try deleted file recovery software to scan this drive and take your wanted files back:
Hard Drive Deleted File Recovery
In my experiences, as long as these deleted files are not overwritten by anything new on the same drive, you often can easily take all possible drive stuffs back.
Here, read more information:
http://external-hard-disk-recovery.blogspot.com/2014/06/external-hard-disk-data-recovery.html
Make drive data backups well from now on.

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 356 Answers

Try this link to download the software/firmware of your external hard drive:

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/step1.asp?id=wdfMB_Essential&os=win

^_^

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cannot delete files or folders


In the SimpleDrive Pininfarina FAQ's it suggests that the files may have come from a different computer and therefore be secured, thus you will need to change the Security Properties of the folder & contents to give yourself access to these files in order to be able to delete them.

See example properties from a Windows 7 folder.


1_14_2012_6_50_42_pm.gif

Jan 14, 2012 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 320GB...

Tip

Recover Deleted Files Free


Accidentally delete your very important photos, videos, apps, movies, songs, messages and more off from computer hard drives, flash drives or camera/ cell phone Micro SD cards and SD memory cards without data backups? No worry! Read this article to recover deleted files back with the help of free deleted file recovery software.

Accidentally Delete or Shift Delete Files and Folders from PC Hard Drive or Flash Drive?
Hello, friends! Accidentally delete a folder with many work documents, photos and videos since you have selected the wrong external hard drive to perform a delete or shift delete there? Wipe computer internal hard drive partition files by mistake since you have not done a double check before any delete? Or merely erase your USB flash drive games, apps and files since you find there are some suspicious viruses or threats? No panic! No matter how many data recovery solutions you do have searched over the internet and tried, just go firstly check your computer Recycle Bin folder to take the deleted data back as possible as you can. And then, download data recovery software to scan your internal or external hard drive or flash drive and get all possible information back after delete or shift delete.

Read More Deleted File Recovery Here:
Free Download Deleted File Recovery Software Here:
http://www.icare-recovery.com/
Read More Deleted File Recovery Here:
http://www.icare-recovery.com/howto/deleted-file-recovery.html
Windows 7 Permanently Deleted File Recovery:
http://www.icare-recovery.com/windows-7-recovery/windows-7-permanently-deleted-files-recovery.html

on Oct 25, 2016 | iCare Recovery Software iCare Data...

1 Answer

I installed vista sp 1 in my hp laptop and philips external harddrive was also plugged in and when i finished installing vista sp1 all folders showed E:\liuuv.scr.. i cant open any folders... all folders...


it seems viruses on your hard drive and the extension of viruses is .scr (it hides all files). Try this tips to un hide your files, you must show the hiden files on you pc by following these steps
1.open my computer
2. click on tools
3. click on folder option
4. on the advance setting find the category of hidden files and folder
5.
show choose hidden files and folder
6. click ok

the second step click run (you can find by left click start button )
type cmd
you will be in a command prompt and it will be C:\\
then type the path of your hard drive (for example F:)
after the path show your drive
(for example F:) type attrib -s -h -r -a /s /d
wait until the process finish
now you can see the original file of you with extension file folder not .exe or .scr
you can delete the file with extension .exe and .scr by one left click to the file and press shift and delete button on your keyboard.
don't forget to scan your drive with anti virus


May 23, 2011 | Philips Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I CANT DELETE FOLDERS IN MY HDD


Download a program called "Unlocker" and use that to see whether your folders are locked, and this will let you unlock them so you can delete them :)
http://download.cnet.com/Unlocker/3000-2248_4-10493998.html

Mar 08, 2011 | Verbatim 500GB USB Desktop 500 GB Hard...

1 Answer

I paid for a new up grade for U.S. Maps for my Tom Tom 720. IIt would not down load because of not enough space. When I turn the GPS back on. it was set on another country Gaum. How do I get it off?


Tom do not seem to overwrite the existing map file. So before trying to install the map, you need to delete the folder that contains the map. (It is important to read the next part before you delete the map folder). Once you have connected your TomTom to the computer, close the TomTom home window. Double click on my computer. You will see the TomTom hard drive as a drive (like you see the CD drive). Double click on that . Once the folders of the TomTom hard drive opens, look for a folder named USA_Canada_and_Mexico_P. (Please note: this name is for American continent. For others, this name will be different). Right click on it. click properties. Check whether the size of this folder is approximately around 1.3 GB to 1.5 GB. This is just to make sure we have the correct folder. After confirming this is the map folder, copy this folder to your computer for back up purpose. Once you have it safely in your computer, delete this folder from the TomTom hardrive. Go back to TomTom homesoftware. Use the map guarantee to update/Upgrade the new map. You will see this time around the installation completes without a problem.

May 30, 2010 | Tomtom GO 720 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

After conncting to the tom tom home site downloading the home pack ive no maps on the device it says no maps found any help would be great as i was hoping to use it tommorow thanks dave


Tom do not seem to overwrite the existing map file. So before trying to install the map, you need to delete the folder that contains the map. (It is important to read the next part before you delete the map folder). Once you have connected your TomTom to thecomputer, close the TomTom home window. Double click on my computer. You will see the TomTom hard drive as a drive (like you see the CD drive). Double click on that . Once the folders of the TomTom hard drive opens, look for a folder named USA_Canada_and_Mexico_P. (Please note: this name is for American continent. For others, this name will be different). Right click on it. click properties. Check whether the size of this folder is approximately around 1.3 GB to 1.5 GB. This is just to make sure we have the correct folder. After confirming this is the map folder, copy this folder to your computer for back up purpose. Once you have it safely in your computer, delete this folder from the TomTom hardrive. Go back to TomTom home software. Use the map guarantee to update/Upgrade the new map. You will see this time around the installation completes without a problem.

May 08, 2010 | Tomtom GO GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Updated Tom Tom One Edition 3 and no have no maps and told there is not enough room to download from computer back up; tried to delete from device but still not enough room


There is this problem with TomTom. Tom do not seem to overwrite the existing map file. So before trying to install the map, you need to delete the folder that contains the map. Once you have connected your TomTom to the computer, close the TomTom home window. Double click on my computer. You will see the TomTom hard drive as a drive (like you see the CD drive). Double click on that . Once the folders of the TomTom hard drive opens, look for a folder named USA_Canada_and_Mexico_P. (Please note: this name is for American continent. For others, this name will be different) Right click on it. click properties. Check whether the size of this folder is approximately around 1.3 GB to 1.5 GB. This is just to make sure we have the correct folder. After confirming this is the map folder, copy this folder to your computer for back up purpose. Once you have it safely in your computer, delete this folder from the TomTom hardrive. Go back to TomTom home software. Use the map guarantee to update/Upgrade the new map. You will see this time around the installation completes without a problem.

Apr 25, 2010 | Tomtom ONE 3rd Edition GPS

1 Answer

Copied files to a folder on portable harddrive


1. Try creating another folder and coping the content from the original to the new folder on the USB drive.
You may have stopped the coping process inadvertently during the copy process.

Apr 07, 2010 | Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

251 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Marcin

Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74896 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...