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Does maxtor 3100 storage automatically add file to itself?

I was wondering if I should do a house cleaning on my maxtor
Is it wise to delete all folders from maxtor?
Would I then have to move folder from my computer to maxtor?
JIm

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  • jimrelihan Jun 12, 2008

    Does the Maxtor automatically add whatever you save on your computers hard drive to the Maxtor hard drive? It appears that I have to manually transfer files.



    Is there a way to set the maxtor on automatic?



    Thanks for your help.



    Jim

  • R_Nart78 Apr 13, 2009

    i was wondering if you guys can help me, i have a maxtor personal storage 3100,my brother was downloading too many things on it , and i think he filled it up, it keeps telling me that you need to format the disk before you can use it . is there any solution for this problem ??? many thanks

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Yes, it is wise to do a house cleaning on your Maxtor. Whether you delete everything or not is up to you. However, do not do this by formatting the hard drive.

If you find you need a file later you deleted from the drive, a free program called 'FileScavenger' can recover it for you. If you format the hard drive the ability to recover a file becomes highly unlikely.

We techs have expensive software to recover files should you need to get it retrieved, but the interface is designed for techs and not the average user.

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Open My Computer
Note the drive-letter assigned to the Maxtor
Close My Computer
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Click Run
Type CMD
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If the drive-letter was 'E:', type 'E:'
Press Enter
Type ATTRIB -H -R -S *
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Does it show a 'FOUND' folder?
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have you tried to scan disk the drive and to fix problems with folder signature and have you had the virus scanner on this drive if not get it done you may have a virus on drive once you have scanned drive the only solution is to move all files off that you can and after you have scanned drive if it lets you in to that folder then move all that you can off to another drive then write down all files you can't move off that drive then format drive then move files back then find files that you had to destroy again and place these back on. I Have to do this all the time

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