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I have a 500gb WD external HD and is already with for 3 years. I was always saving my DL files and movies in the drive and left only a few MBs of space (i think it was less than 10mb left) a few months ago. Since it reads to so slow, i always disconnected it by unplugging it directly and not clicking the safely remove button. I understand i created bad sectors on this action. 2 weeks ago, i have downloaded a software named "File Scavenger" to get by old videos and movie files. It worked and was able to recover 50% of my files then selected "quick format" as it usually hangs with the longer format type. As I was trying to transfer movies from one HD or my PC to this WD, it is VERY slow! So I decided to format it again using another PC. Now here's the funny part... I tried to do quick format and normal format but it always take a long time then hangs. At one point both worked but when the normal format was almost done, the screen displays "format unsuccessful" right at the end! I feel so frustrated... I don't want to buy another HD. Hope you can help me on this. Thanks! -Juvie

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SOURCE: Transfer from Laptop to 250gb WD

you need to format the dirve to NTFS or FAT32
current format has a file size limit


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SOURCE: Cant See Data On WD External (500GB)

dear,dont take tention,if data is deleted accidently i can recover total data your using some software.
so first you try
1-remove some data from Hard disk
2-may be virus occured or attach with files.
yes you can easily recover the delete files.

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SOURCE: WD HD Media player damaged my hard drive??

Hi Dear! This problem could be solved through a software. You should use Western Digital Disk Manager, your WD hard disk will work properly after using that your WD hard disk pass all test of the software. When it will pass all test it will work properly and in other condition if it will not pass then you should try again so that the software will fix the error and it will made workable.
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Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Accidentally disconnected external HD while moving files

have the files been deleted from the laptop? if not i would simply do a fresh format on the external and re migrate data. if they are then you can get software such as undelete or recover my files to restore your deleted data off of your laptop drive.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Currently my 500 GB WD External Drive has 353GB as

How many directory deep is the file going that you are trying to save? I believe the maximum NTFS file (location + name) of file length can not exceed 256 characters total.

Example: C:\user\documents\file.exe is OK

But: C:\user\documents\folder\folder\folder\folder\folder\this folder name 230 charicters long\file.exe BAD


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