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Can't open up the files I've copied

Hi, I have a Seagate Free Agent go. I was attemtping to back up my computer it's an XP. I opened documents, clicked select all, then copied the docs to the Free Agent. When I plugged the Free Agent into my labtop, also a XP almost all the files showed up in an Adobe file. I have the latest version of Adobe on my labtop, but I couldn't get any of them to open? Said they were most likley corrupted? Help?
Thanks, Jecobie

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  • Jecobie Apr 12, 2008

    I think I got booted off from my last reply. Mostly all docs are in Works. I have some important files in Word. I also have some PDF files with books and things. I also have a large mailing list as well in an address book. I hope that is what you need?
    Thanks, Jecobie

  • Jecobie Apr 12, 2008

    No, only the files that were saved as PDF stayed PDF. The files image look different after saving them to the seagate. some of the files saved look like regular files I see on Works then when you scroll down the file image take on different looks. When you click on it to open and window comes up that says,
    "Adobe Reader could not open ----- because it is either not a supported file type or becuase the file has been corrutped (for example, it was sent as an email attachemnt and wasn't correctly decoded)"
    That is what it says.
    These files were originaly on my desktop and saved in either Word or Works. Once I copied them to the Seagate they were changed and now the little files you go to open say, 'A' on the front or 'Adobe', and some say PDF. If they say PDF on the file they will open. If they look like a plain vanilla file they will open. But all of the other files that say A or Adobe on them will not. I get the "you can't open this file", window.

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Hi,
I use Adobe 7. I have Windows Vista and I have transferred PDF files from my HDD to usb successfully working with same 32 GB USB key. All seemed fine. until my pdf files started not to open anymore (to go to the same usb).
Then I decided to upgrade to Adobe 9 to see if the problem came form the Adobe version I used. This resulted in doing the same thing, i.e. cannot still open my files.
Result: All my pdf files open on my HDD, all of them also opening from the USB key (no problem so far) except those I recently added to the USB key. It's been a few days that I have this problem. I feel stuck because all of them can open from my HDD but no longer from my USB key.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Many thanks,

T

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • tinoun Feb 26, 2009

    Hi,

    I use Adobe 7. I have Windows Vista and I have transferred PDF files from my HDD to usb successfully working with same 32 GB USB key. All seemed fine. until my pdf files started not to open anymore (to go to the same usb).

    Then I decided to upgrade to Adobe 9 to see if the problem came form the Adobe version I used. This resulted in doing the same thing, i.e. cannot still open my files.

    Result: All my pdf files open on my HDD, all of them also opening from the USB key (no problem so far) except those I recently added to the USB key. It's been a few days that I have this problem. I feel stuck because all of them can open from my HDD but no longer from my USB key.



    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Many thanks,



    T

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Hi,

In what format are your documents before the backup?

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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    Damen Wong Apr 12, 2008

    Do you mean to say that all the files that you backed up turned in PDF files?

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