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Hi! I own a Seagate Free Agent Go 320GB(Flash Memory). I can't see any files or folders in my drive(Here i.e I:). But when I checked the properties of the drive it showed me 99GB free out of 298GB. I tried registry edit to make all folders visible it worked for other drives but didn't work here. But one thing seems to be working. eg: If type " I:\movies " the folder opens and I can see the files and folders in it and I can open and watch the movies... But I forgot the name of some important folders and the windows search option doesn't work Please help me out of this... Thank you :)

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  • Raghavendra Kamath Jan 01, 2011

    Sorry but I dint get you..I'm using this drive for the past 6 months or so..Actually it was normal about an hour ago...



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There is a login that needs to be done on this drive with the software included with the drive before you can see the files, they are hidden until you unlock the drive

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  • Raghavendra Kamath Jan 01, 2011

    Sorry but I dint get you..I'm using this drive for the past 6 months or so..Actually it was normal about an hour ago...

  • 88twincubes Jan 01, 2011

    Have you tried to clean all temps files and reboot the machine, This simply sounds like a view is just hung up.

  • Raghavendra Kamath Jan 16, 2011

    Sorry but I dint get you..I'm using this drive for the past 6 months or so..Actually it was normal about an hour ago...

  • 88twincubes Jan 17, 2011

    Please discussion lay out your issues in detail. Copying your base issue with no details will not help



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