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Opens some files, not all

I hav the Lacie for over a year now. It is giving me problems in opening some files. Others are OK. How can I restore those files. Do I need to defragment the lacie? Is that posible?

Thanks, Sophia

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Yes, it is. Try running a scandisk or other HD repair software you have on it.

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Sandisk instructions


Which operating system ?
Encryption is a method of preventing unauthorized access to computer files.
When you apply encryption to a file, the file is altered so that it cannot be read by others, unless you have given them an encryption key.

Windows XP supports encryption through EFS, the Encrypting File System.
If you have encrypted a file on your Windows XP computer, but no longer want or need the file to be encrypted, you can remove file encryption by changing the file's properties in Windows Explorer. Locate the file from which you want to remove encryption in Windows Explorer.
Right-click on the file, then click the "Properties" link in the context-menu.

This opens a Properties window.
Click the "Advanced" button in the attributes section of the Properties window.

This opens the Advanced Attributes window.
Click to uncheck the box next to "Encrypt contents to secure data" in the Advanced Attributes window.

Click the "OK" button to close the Advanced Attributes window.
Click the "Apply" button in the Properties window, then click the "OK" button.

This closes the window and completes the encryption removal process.
Open Encrypted Files

Windows XP supports file encryption through EFS, the Encrypting File System.
You can encrypt files with EFS so that only you and designated users can open them.

You open files that you encrypted just as you would any other files.
However, you cannot open files that another user encrypted with EFS, and other users cannot open files that you encrypted, unless the user trying to open the file has been added to the list of authorized users for that file.

You can authorize users to open encrypted files using the Windows XP EFS management tools.
Click the "Start" button, then click the "My Computer" icon on the Start menu.

This opens the My Computer window. Navigate to the encrypted file for which you want add an authorized user.


Right click the encrypted file, then click the "Properties" link in the context menu. This opens the Properties window.

Click the "Advanced" button in the Properties window.
This opens the Advanced Attributes window.

Click the "Details" button in the Advanced Attributes window.
This opens the Encryption Details window.

Click the "Add" button in the Encryption Details window.
This opens the "Select User" dialog box.

Click the user you want authorize to open the encrypted file, then click the "OK" button.
This closes the dialog box.

Click the "OK" buttons in the Encryption Details and Advanced Attributes windows to close them. Click the "Apply" button in the Properties window, then click the "OK" button to close the window and complete the process.

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Arghhhh!!! Problems with my Lacie Brick crashing my Mac


o you use this software called
MacDrive - 7.0.10If yes dump it immediately...This problem was occuring on my friend's PC too..due to that useless software!

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Restore files


You can have the data removed by a file recovery business, it is costly. They remove the stoarge media and read it directly using special equipment. Unless the hard drive works (you can read it with your computer) that is your only choice

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My Lacie is actually empty, when I open it there's nothing there, but when I try to drag any folders into it it says that it's full. And also in "Get info" box it says its 0kb free space, how do...


Go into Disc Utility and use the partition option, change CURRENT, to 1. Also check the options box towards the bottom, they have 3 options depending on how you plan to use the drive. Let me know what happens.

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Won't delete back up files cannot format to full 500 gb


Hello, pmanso, instead of "deleting the files," open the "Disk Management."
  • Click on the "Start" button.
  • Next, {Alt / Right} click on the Computer 'shortcut' select "Manage."
  • In the next 'window that opens, 'open the "Disk Management" in the [Left area] of the 'window.' paul7of9_98.jpg
  • Now, look 'under' the "Volume" tab, paul7of9_99.jpg and find the 'External' [HDD] 'letter' ie: (F:).
  • Next, click on the "Volume" to open, and select to "Delete Volume..."
!Attention: If you are "still" having a 'problem deleting the {Data).
  • Try "Formatting" the Volume.
  • Now, if this isn't working out to 'well,' open the "Properties" from the 'same' location.
  • Perform a [Disk Cleanup], and 'delete' all files! paul7of9_100.jpg
  • All {areas} are accessible, by "alt / right click on "Volumes."
  • Restart the Computer when finished!

If this information helped? Return and give a "Helpful Rating," please!
Thanks, paul7of9

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I have a Lacie wireless space network drive (1TB) connected directly to my router. I'm only using the switch functionality and have my pc connected to the internet through one of the 3 ports on the...


Here is what LaCie suggests about this issue:- first backup any data you have copied on Wireless Space. You can also backup your configuration: from "configuration" tab of "Support" widget, click "save" button next to "Configuration file", it will download a backup file.
- still in "configuration" tab of "Support" widget, tick the third box labeled "Restore device to factory state (data erased)", or any equivalent quote in selected language, and click apply
- the device will reboot, rebuild hard drive image, then reboot on default state. The issue is definitively fixed
- it is recommended to apply latest update downloaded from LaCie website
- you can restore previous configuration in "configuration" tab of "Support" widget, click restore and select previously downloaded backup file

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I have this hard drive. I've had it for 2 years now and now all of a sudden it won't open any files. its telling me something has timed out. The computer recognizes it just fine but will not open any...


1. It fails with your computer.
2. It works with your XBOX.
3. Find another computer, and connect it.

If it works, then YOUR computer is the problem.
If it does not work, then the problem probably is with the LACIE.

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No pc manages to read the Lacie external hard drive, I receive a non-formatted message (whereas it contains data). Any ideas?


Hi,
May be file system got corrupted.
Ok
Try to open it via disk management and see.

You can try to restore your data on it..
there are software like get data back for FAT and NTFS..
I may help you to get these if you need it
Thanks
Uttam

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My Lacie driver is no longer acessable


you could send me it lol :)

When you say it gives you a blank window did you leave it for a while - I have to do that with my 500gb hard drive which has a lot of stuff on it and it takes a while to read what it needs to before it shows the files / folders

maybe a defrag if you can get it back up and running and also try it on a different usb port on the back of the same computer it was working on

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Locked Folders


One week ago my LaCie external disk has been locked during a system reinstallation process in which the hard drive was plugged in.  The message was that I had no permission to access it. I thought I would loose for ever all the files I have been backed up for years. But finally I have got the solution for that. There is a sofware called MacPilot (I used version 3.2.6, $20, 15-day trial) that fixes it. Once instaled, click TOOLS, then "Files&Folders" at left, then "Unlock File or Folder", press "Choose", it opens FINDER and then you click LacCie Disk. When the padlock symbol at the botton of LACie disapears, you can finally change the permissions to "read&Record". That's all, and I hope it helps. 
I recommend that you always unplug external hard drivers during system reinstallation to prevent that.

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