Recently I had an issue with my main windows account where it couldn't run microsoft edge or the calculator app The tiles under the start menu were also missing and Which are transferable? files AppData the settings option disappeared from the start menu as well I ended up creating a second windows account which didn't have any of the problems listed above In trying to make the second account into my old account I wanted to retain my bookmarks in firefox and other application Which AppData files are transferable? settings so I ended up copying my old account's AppData folder into the new account's AppData folder However after restarting my computer Which AppData files are transferable? the Which AppData files are transferable? new account started having the same issues as the old Now creating a new account again I was wanting to make sure I do it right this time and came to ask about the AppData folder Which files in the AppData folder are safe to copy over from the old AppData folder to the new and which should I avoid I assume the roaming folder contents are okay to transfer but what about the local folder contentshttp://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/which-appdata-files-are-transferable-1166817.html
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I have a group of computers in a small office without a server that are connected and share via homegroup. When I added a new laptop with win 8.1 to the homegroup, I couldn't ever access the shared printer which is attached to the win 7 desktop. I deleted and recreated the homegroup multiple times from different computers and nothing seemed to change the situation. I deleted the homegroup completely and just tried to share the printer separately connecting via computer share name and still not good. Now if the win 8.1 computer can recognize the printer, none of the win 7 computers can print to it and vice versa. I need them all to be able to share the printer at the same time and share 2 folders between all of them. How can I accomplish this besides down grading the 8.1 to win 7 and installing win 7 on it. Thanks for the assistance
If the printer has Ethernet support, connect it to the router and then use Add Printer as a Network printer on every PC (ie not directly connected to any PC) and at least that will solve one issue. Remember to get the correct print driver for each system; Win/7 vs Win/8.
I'll surf for the sharing issue and post back ...
Hi every one
I need your help gays
I saved some files in my USB but when I explore my USB the files are not appear
it shows that usb is empty
I do not know what to do
Have you tried the same USB on a different pc? If not, do so.
Hi fellow techspotters,
odd thing has happened to my friend, whos pc I have handbuilt. Every time he starts downloading lets say 1gb or bigger file his RAM starts to fill up. No processes are visible to be the cause. Cpu usage stays on normal level, but the ram just keeps on filling. Until it is throttled by capping on 8gb and he is forced to pause the download and reboot the machine, and the RAM is cleaned.
I posted this under networking, because I doubt that it is a hardware related problem.
The numbers go some like this. 8gb of RAM = 20gb of download -> cap -> restart -> ram clear -> restore download. And the RAM gets used oddly like its ment to behave like this. Does it store something on the way?
It isnt actually a problem, my friend can cope with it. But I as a builder of the PC would really like to solve this. I have never encountered such memory behavior with downloads before.
Screencaps of the situation available when I get home from work.
Does the machine have an anti-virus installed? And if so, does memory usage have the same effect with or without active scanning?
When monitoring Task Manager, which process is using the memory allotment that appears to be accumulating? Killing the process should clear memory usage by that process.
Forgive me as I beat around the bush, not really knowing what to say.
My ext.HDD don't show content of one of folders. It's not hidden! It start playing movies inserted in it when I try to play this folder with VLC player, but that is all what I'm able to do with it. I tried to check disk for errors bot none was found, have anyone idea what could be wrong? Thanks in advance Michal
And we should play 20 questions as to WHICH directory??
Good day to all,
This may or may not be possible, but let me try and explain. I was wondering if it were possible for a mirrored copy of a file to exist. Meaning every time I modified the file or file (s), its corresponding mirrored copy would change too.
I've been saving a lot of things to my Google Drive recently. I was wondering if it were possible for these files to have a mirrored copy saved to another location on my Hard Drive as well.
New files are being added to the Google Drive on a daily basis, so I doubt there would be a way to set this mirror to new files automatically. And this of course, is assuming that this is possible at all. Let me know if you would like me to elaborate or if this can or can't be done at your convenience.
If you require
update foo.txt => mirror:foo.txt
for each and every alteration of foo.txt in real time, then basically you're asking for a RAID-1x implementation.
If you can tolerate a nightly sync of *modified files*, then you might look at
You map a local directory onto a remote directory and run the sync one-way to the remote.
Now on a schedule (or manual invocation) only the mods in the local migrate onto the remote.
Frankly, this is my backup strategy for my laptop.
Just got my ssd yesterday and installed Windows 7 on it. I wasn't sure what files I should have on the ssd and which one I should have on hdd for storage. I got a gaming rig if that helps so I want games from steam example to go ssd. I also don't know how to transfer folders from the ssd to hdd I don't wanna mess up installations.
At 4G+ a game you wouldn't be able to install many games before filling up a small SSD. I hope you purchased a large SSD.
You can't just move folders to move applications. If you want them on HDD, you will need to install them to HDD. You do this by selecting the HDD during installation as a destination. If you simply move the folder, you will break registry entries and links all through the system.
I'm the opposite as I've installed all my applications to SSD, except for Virtual Machines and Email. All my games are installed to HDD.
I deleted a folder with about 30 gigs of stuff in it from my 500 gig external hard drive about a week ago. I haven't done anything else with the drive since then. The folder was too large for the recycle bin so windows just automatically deleted it. I've tried recovering the files with Recuva and Puran File Recovery, but neither of them have been able to locate the files. Does this mean I will not be able to get them back, or is there something else I can try?
To recover data you can install Pandora Recovery in windows or use PhotoRec in Linux.
I do not have an internet connection on the other PC so sharing files wouldn't work....So I need to know how to transfer files using LAN cable.....there are a lot of videos on youtube on how to transfer files form windows 7 to windows 7 but I have windows xp (on both PC) Or maybe transfer it in another way that excludes having internet connection on both PC-s..
You could do it with a 'crossover' cable. It is like an ethernet cable, but the wires on either end aren't identical.
But.. if you don't have one of those, buying one would be just as expensive as buying a USB flash drive of 4-32 gigs in size depending on where you would buy the crossover cable.
So, IMO, using a flash drive of suitable size (larger than the largest single file you will transfer) and using multiple 'trips' as necessary is the easiest way.
I have a corrupted micro SD card. With huge trying I could to recover it's data using **recuva** tool, but now my files are corrupted also. They are video file with some famous extensions such as 3gp, mp4, flv, wmv, avi. My video file players are *VLC* and *Media player classic*. The *media player classic* says, "can not render the file" and *VLC* doesn't show anything.
Is there a way to repair these video files?
Don't think so. With the corrupted micro SD, there's no way to edit them to make them valid again - - sure hope you have another copy elsewhere (aka backups?)
SO my old hard drive wouldn't boot anymore, I think the error had something to do with MUI not being full or something? So I bought a new computer and pulled the drive from my old computer and put it into an enclosure. It is registering on my new computer as I:, but I get an error I:/ is not accessible The request could not be performed because of an I/O Device Error.
I am guessing I need to put a master boot record on the external drive to get it to be recognized? I have a ton of pics on that drive, most are backed up, but I got a few months behind and CHristmas and a few other important months of pics are on there and I don't want to lose them (or pay $3000 to recover them either). Any ideas?
Take the drive out and get a USB HDD Hub for it and buy a new HDD install the new OS on that system to replace it. This way you can still use the HDD as external device with USB connection to get your files off.
USB HDD cost like $36 bucks
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I need some help. I have aseagate 1TB ext. hard drive. I cansee it as G drive bit cannot access the files. Strangely I did get the same issue some time back and I ran th seagate tools and the bad sector was resolved. This time I was trasfereing the video files and after completing the task the drive is visible in my computer but I cannot access the files. Whole lot of data is stuck and pretty important too. Kindly suggest a solution.
Windows 8 in use
Thanks in advance
So I use a hard drive tray which usually works fine drive/OS with files 'interact' BIOS hard but every couple of months I ll get no boot no Bios just a black screen and various led s You can see a previous post at http www techspot com community topics stumper-no-bios-or-video but Saturday I had my mouse BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files freeze and couldn t get any control Re-boot attempt gave a DMI pool data error Surfing yields a dozen possible reasons for that error Ended up re-setting the Bios solved I use b XP and rarely Linux Mint all on different drives The guy who helped me says Bios interacts with data in the MBR on the different drives I BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files have never read anything stating Bios can get mixed up due to which hard drive or OS as Bios passes control off to MBR and then OS regardless of which sata cable being used I agree the drive tray must be confusing the Bios but don t understand how Recently I haven t even had Mint installed so I don t think the grub is a culprit Anyone know how using a tray and different drives could change settings in Bios Goes against what I learned nbsp
The Boot sequence of a PC has this (legacy) sequence of events
Power On Self Test (POST) occurs
The video card is found
Secondary rom' are found and executed (eg IDE/ATA,...)
Bios vga display
System inventory of the devices occurs
PnP devices are found
Using the Boot sequence map in the BIOS, a device that is ready and bootable is found
the MBR is read if found
and the BOOT.ini processed to locate the kernel
So the list of ready devices are sampled to find a MBR.
For UEFI support, the BIOS looks for the /boot partition.
I am just trying to come to grips with possibilities using my new Asus Xonar DG Soundcard.
It's a well reviewed but low cost card @ $28 & I selected it to replace my failed on-board Card.
So I now have my desktop amplified speakers set up, but they are budget variety & somewhat limited, although I do not expect or need high volume.
I happen to have several small (ex car) amps, & several pairs of reasonably sized reasonable quality speakers, so I thought "what about a 4 speaker set up"?
Is this possible & how can it be wired up?
If done this way should I hook up a double gang log pot to control volume rather than use the on screen slide control which is not that easy when you are doing other things.
There should be a 'speaker fill' checkbox or similar in your audio manager.
Alternatively, you can use a splitter to split the L/R audio between the front jack and rear jack, giving you the same sound coming from the four speakers.
Or, you may find that it's annoying....
Hi thanks or looking a my post,
As it is I have 1 hard drive backing up all staff file that are located on a share PC, I have now been asked to setup a system where I have two hard drive backing up the same information and that they are switched weekly.
When one hard drive is in the building backing up the other hard drive is off site in a safe place, but I am unsure how to set this up using windows 7 backup.
I do not need to backup the system image as they has all ready been done just the staff files.
Thanks for any help
Good planning for disaster planning reasons (btw: that's called media rotation).
To automate backups alternating between two target drives -- don't think that's possible and you will need a manual procedure to identify the 'other drive'.
Hopefully the "files that are located on a share PC" are limited to a Shared Folder making the source location easy. Using the backup technique of an Incremental Backup will reduce the size and time of the data being copied.
CAUTION: do not encrypt the backup volume(s), nor even compress them.
If you need them after a disaster, they will need to be usable on ANY available PC and encryption/compression can be subject to software incompatibilities - - right when you don't need that kind of help!
Hi all just wondering after a full format can files be recovered. any help much appreciated
Almost NEVER :sigh:
"no matter how many times I measure that piece of lumber,
every time I cut it it is STILL too short".
Hello guys , I have a seagate external hard drive I dont know if its a TB or WD ? but it has a max capacity of 500gb. so here is the problem , the external drive shows that it occupies 295gb out of 500gb capacity but when I opened it , the files inside the drive does NOT shows up,I dont know if they are missing or something,and I dont know what is the real problem ..so ive tried to unhide it but nothing happened can you suggest some solutions to this problem ?, I really need the files inside the external drive , and I dont want to format it . thank you guys . ask me if there's a part you doesnt understand
If the ext drive is drive E: then run CHKDSK E: /F /R
I recently had issues with a computer and needed files accessing drive Help with external hard on to get a new one but was able to save the hard drive from the old and use as an external it had everything on it and I didn t back it up Anyway I purchased a Dynex external hard disc case hooked it up to the new computer and it accesses only half of the stuff It apepars that the things on the external that had a password to access it Help with accessing files on external hard drive will now allow to me access My computer is telling me I quot do not have permission to access that file quot How can I gain access to those files that I was able to access on the other computer Its the same hard drive Is there a way to enter the sign-on password info so that I access the quot protected quot stuff They were really only microsoft word documents but thousands of them as well as digital voice files I ve already tried the quot properties Security Owner change ownership quot thing Didn t work Thanks Kate nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-with-accessing-files-on-external-hard-drive.190805/
I inserted my USB in a friend's laptop and I noticed that they all turned into .exe files. I figured it was only because my friend's laptop was very slow and I think it is infected. But when I inserted the USB back to my laptop, the folders remained as .exe. My laptop is probably clean (undergoing a Redirect malware cleaning as of the moment) but I haven't encountered any problems like this before. I can't format my USB because I need the files. Please help.
I have scanned my USB with MSE and results show it had Trojan:Win32/Startpage.gen!A virus and MSE quarantined them.
I still can't access my folders even if I type it on the address bar. No malicious items show up on MBAM. Please help me.
I have a Seagate ST500DM002 using windows 7.
it shows around 150GB free space, when I delete files from it (not to recycle bin), it still shows the same amount of free space, even after restart, any advice?
This is a 500GB drive, right? How is it configured, as a boot or spare drive?
Hopefully I'm posting this in the correct place, Mods please move if not, thanks.
So, I have a bit of a problem. I accidentally deleted the wrong folder from our work server yesterday (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard), but we have a nightly backup to a tape drive so I went onto the backup software (Symantec Backup Exec 2012) to restore the data. However, using the restore wizard it has been "Querying for data" for approximately 12 hours... is this normal?? Is it possible to restore files/folders from a tape backup, or would we have to restore the whole system? Do I just need to wait a long time for the system to find the data?
We have a spare 2Tb NAS drive so I could potentially restore all of the data to this (approximately 600gb), would this be a more viable approach?
Thanks in advance
Never mind, sorted now
Win XP defragger is having a hard time defragging external USB 2TB drive because of the back up .iso image files on it. What do you think about the cause of this problem and possible solutions? Diskeeper?
I just realized the actual file type causing this issue is .mrimg , a back up image file created by Macrium Reflect. Some of the big .iso files I have seem to stress the defragger, but at least they're not completely crashing XP and the drive. I end up having to unplug the drive to get XP responding again, even to reboot. I'm pretty convinced it's the .mrinmg file. Not sure if I should create a separate partition just for them, or get a better defragger.
I've downloaded photos from my camera's memory card onto my computer, the whole photo comes up at first in the thumbnail and then part of the photo gets blanked out with a grey block or the photo becomes distorted. I've tried it on another computer and it does the same. Can anyone help me recover them?
Hi, If you are seeing a part of your photo, say just the top 10% but the rest is grey, then it means that the grey part has been saved over by another jpeg file, so that means it must have been deleted at some time earlier.
The thumbnail version you see is a different version, but is only a few hundred bytes of data . To cut a long story down, the jpegs are are gone.
A good program to recover jpegs from memory cards etc, is Piriform's 'Recuva' , but it can't get back data that's been saved over, only jpeg files that have been marked 'delete' BUT have not yet been written over by another jpeg file.
So I recently built myself a computer. I have a 500GB Hard drive, and during the installation of windows I forgot to make a partition.
I already tried making a partition the re-installing windows on that, but for some reason it kept failing.
so I'm wondering if there's a way to move all my core Windows NVIDIA Program Files etc. into just one folder. then possibly make it hidden. would that work? is there any way to do this?
If you head into the Administrative Tools in Control Panel you can create a partition by shrinking your existing C: partition by the amount of space you want to use for a second one.
There is absolutely no need to re-install Windows.
I am trying to recover my files-all.
Recently all the folders and files disappeared, normally when this happened i would view all the hidden files in the folder options and also unchecked the hide protected operating....
and i would see the hidden files.. now only thing i see is a folder marked playlist (guessing since it was in ma phone that's apart of the reason),
however if i delete it it comes back my guess is its a virus, i know my folders are still on it cause the space is allocated in the properties box so its there... i also tried the command line (attrib -s -.......and so on) but nothing worked, i only see the same playlist folder..
i don't want to buy one of those recovery software cause its costy and i might not use it frequently..
This might help:
my flash drive name shows up when I click on My Computer, but when I click the name of the Flash Drive, the files are not listed. How do I correct this?
The flash drive in question may or may not have files on it that windows can see. It could be in a strange format, or it could just have hidden files on it. open my computer, go to tools/folder options/view and tick "show hidden files and folders" see if that allows you to see the files that are on the flash drive. If not, perhaps the flash drive is bad, or maybe is just needs reformatted. keep in mind reformatting will wipe any data that is on the flash drive. to do so, open my computer, right click on the flash drive, and choose format. Hope this helps, take care!
I accidentally killdisk'd my EHD yesterday, I managed to stop it before it deleted anything. But the pc doesn't read my EHD anymore, I tried it on other pc's and it still wont read it. I can't access it even from cmd. Please tell me there is still a chance to recover my files
update: my friend got it to run on the device management, and it showed up as Unallocated, then he tried to create an extended partition, and told me that all the files was already removed. is there really no chance at all?
I need to get access to some files I saved in an old Maxtor One Touch Plus external HDD some years back. I tried plugging the drive into my desktop. The power indicator on the drive lit up but I could not see it in the list of drives under the "My Computer" menu.
I checked under "Device Manager" and saw it was listed there. A friend advised me to assign a letter to the drive. I attempted to do this but I got a return from Windows saying that the drive is write protected so I could not complete the process.
Is there any other way I can recover my files from the drive?
There is always the idea of taking the drive out of the external and directly connecting the drive to your motherboard.
I wish I understood how the drive could be locked. Do you not have any options to unlock the drive?
My gb hdd is about years old which I realize is about the average lifespan of a WD harddrive Up until now it had only given me similar "Gibberish" on HDD external Western 500GB Digital files problems very sparingly and would be fixed with a quick restart Now after multiple restarts it looks like the problem is potentially permanent Here are some examples of what happens i imgur com h Dc jpg I have only used about GB on the HDD i imgur com SYBrN jpg "Gibberish" files on external Western Digital 500GB HDD The content of the HDD and what happens when I try to open a folder On other PCs well I tried it on an iMac the harddrive is "Gibberish" files on external Western Digital 500GB HDD read but no files show up I scanned it with what I believe was called "Gibberish" files on external Western Digital 500GB HDD Partition Recovery however no problems were found I m hoping someone on here can help me salvage it if not I ll just have to no longer trust WD Other information that might be useful Windows Vista -bit Problem seemed to have started after I began sharing it over network not sure if this was a coincidence nbsp
Have you tested it with a hard drive diagnostic utility like SeaTools?
I'd consider checking for a firmware update on the drive and applying that. I think I've seen something similar like that happen with a dead hard drive but I can't exactly remember. So it might be worth waiting for someone else to respond before going ahead with the firmware update. I don't entirely know how those work and I wonder if updating the firmware may make recovery impossible (if it ever was possible to begin with).
Hiren's Boot CD has some pretty good recovery tools and I had some good luck recovering files off a drive when I booted into Mini XP mode with the CD. I had to try several utilities before I had any luck, and when I did find one that was able to recover it took a really long time, much longer than it would just copying files.
On my usb, there is no problem with the slots themselves but the usbs keep talking about opening as an administrator, i tried that and still nothing.
Are you using Win 7?
I am trying to pull old files from my hard drive that was in my old computer running Windows XP. I have it plugged in via extenal housing/Reader if you will and when I try to copy or drag the files a windows shows up saying access is denied. Is this because of user logins or something with XP or something crazy like this and is there a way to copy these files over to my other computer that is running XP as well.
You need to take ownership. Here is a thread with instructions: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic8914.html
After transferring all of my saved files (pictures, videos, mp3s) from my 500gb Seagate external hard drive to my new Western Digital 2tb hard drive, over half of everything has been corrupted. I don't know why, I am devastated right now.
When I first started transferring all of my files to my new external hard drive, I realized I had to format it in order to transfer large files. So I had to go back and copy everything right back to my old hard drive. After I finished formatting the new one, I copied everything back to it. Now not only are most of my files from the new one is screwed up, but most everything on my old external hard drive is corrupt too. Is there a way to fix the files that has been damaged and why did this happen in the first place?
screwed up how? can you be specific? If the files were corrupted on the old hard drive and you attempted to copy them the OS would give you errors while copying them. If you did not get an error message while copying them than the OS (I assume windows) did not see them as corrupted.
Having dredged the internet, I came across this forum amongst the many with questions relating to cd drives working but dvd not etc, but my issue is slightly different, i think.
CDs seem to play ok, and so do DVDs, but I seem to have a problem with my laptop reading a disc with DS games on it that it used to read no problem. The discs can be used in my other half's laptop, so it is clearly a problem with my laptop.
I'd appreciate if anyone could advise where I can start to solve this problem
You need to have the CD/DVD drive replaced. Internal lasers fail in strange ways. The drives are not too expensive and they are easy to replace
I recorded a program in HD60 on my Kodak Zx1. I watched a few minutes of the recording on a television, then stopped, planning to download it to my computer and edit it later. When I came back, the SD card read empty. I have no idea what happened.
I used Recuva on the SD card, and have come up with a few files, 2 of which appear to be my video - one is about 30 minutes long, the other, ten. But when I play the files,all I see is BLACK. The files are .mov files. I've tried to open the files in several programs, including Quicktime,but if they read at all, the screen comes up, the video is obviously playing ( the timer is moving), but there is nothing but black.
I'm hoping to much to be able to recover and play these files of my daughter singing. Can anyone help me?
It may be time to get another video camera. Today's smart phones do a good job taking video shots
Just wondering if anyone can help. My dvd drive crashed when i was burning files onto a dvd. now all the files are gone. anyone know what i can do to access the files on the dvd? do data recovery programs really help? has this happened to anyone else? is there a way to retrieve the already burned files, or is it a lost cause?
No files left on the hard drive? What program did you use to copy the files to the DVD drive? Can you read the DVD on another computer?
Not sure if this belongs here or on the networking board. Anyway...
We have a network of about 20 pcs. I recently installed four new machines that run Windows 7 with Office 2010. The server is running Server 2003. Three of the machines worked perfectly from the beginning, accessing the server and sharing folders and files. One machine will only open files in "read only" mode. I have shared all the folders and given every permission there is but it will only open the files in "read only". It is a critical accounting machine that has to share and change files. What am I missing?
hmm; your wording is imprecise so need to make sure what you mean,
Office 2010 can not be shared other than the Calendar events and that's not done
You don't state the application that is sharing the common file on the server,
but I assume some accounting system installed on multiple client systems are attempting
concurrent access to the same accounting data.
You don't say if this has ever worked before with this setup or if this is the initial install for the Sharing of the accounting data.
First action is to access that file by only one system at a time (ie: disconnect the mapped Drive letter) and get that working.
Hello I have external Samsung G USB station I had two different folders show drive and doesn't External files partitions one primary just for files and one logical for files also All the time I use WinXP Linux and Vista on different computers mostly Everything was fine But when I bought a brand new DVD with Win and installed on my brand new laptop the strange things became Now I ll try to define my problem as much as possible clearly and accurately My laptop with Win shows that logical drive but when I go in there I can t see my folders and files they are not hidden of course In properties I can see that these files ARE there I suppose that by the External drive doesn't show files and folders free and used space of that partition and I really know how GBs was there so in properties seems that anything is not lost When I connect External drive doesn't show files and folders drive to a different computer with let s say Vista it doesn t show these files also Same with XP But I can reach my files on Linux Another strange thing is that all the information in the other partition primary drive is accessible without any probs Now I copied all these files into Linux and used to format that partition NTFS and made it primary also I did it on Win So I have two primary drives now Then I brought all the information from Linux back into that drive under my investigation Everything was fine and I was so glad till I restarted mtfk Computer When I use Norton Partition Manager for browsing that drive I can see these folders and files One more thing I observed on Vista these folders icons seem like shortcuts now What is very strange really I can reach them in fact But I can t on XP or Win now Then I ve experimented a bit I copied two small files on that drive intentionally Surprisingly I can see these freshly loaded files both on Vista and XP On Win also But can t see these previously loaded files So WTF May anyone be able to help to resolve this confusing problem nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-drive-doesnt-show-files-and-folders.174247/
Hi, Just installed new 500gig Seagate sata hdd on computer, everything good. connected old 250 gig Seagate, now on startup, xp goes to chkdsk on F: and starts deleting the the files I want to keep. How can I set up the 2nd hdd as storage only?
Thanks in advance.
here is what i think it might be but u might wanna post a screen shot of the process using ur camera or cellphone camera to be sure what we're dealing with,
it might be re arranging files. HDD sorts file differently than u might think "i put my games in a folder then they're together physically" not true ur games folder could be scattered around the HDD's media and linked so u see them in the same place during a sudden shutdown "power out shutdown or restart using ur power\reset buttons" some files might be orphaned "lost its link to the others" so u dont see it in its place in that case chkdsk seeks those orphan files and reconnects them to their proper places so u when u open ur games folder u see all ur games there or some files wasnt saved properly so they get lost if ur pc suddenly shuts down and they remain as pieces they case some issues so chkdsk has to get rid of them.
how should i get the my files back , as they are encrypted in laptop having windows vista..
Assuming both systems are working, first decrypt them where the are,
get both attached to the same router
setup Print/File sharing
copy from one to the other
If the system are remote from one another, after the decrypt, copy them to a USB thumbdrive which can then be moved to the other location.
Hello everyone. I know there's probably been posts similar to mine, but I have not learned all I wanted from previous posts. Recently, my hard drive gave out on my XP computer. The issue seems to be that it will not be read as a master drive, but will run fine as a slave on my other XP computer. That being said, I can view the general program files, ect. on the drive when viewed with Explorer in my Computer, but cannot access my pictures and music and such. As mentioned in similar post, the same amount of usage is being reported, but not all of that data is viewable or present. How can I access my pictures and music? (I understand from other posts that it might have something to do with it being password protected if my previous computer installation of XP was password protected?)
Its more down to user permissions, you dont have permission to access it, Personally i would take the hard drive and slip it in a computer with windows 7, then reset the permissions to whicherever user i want ( this is done by right clicking the drive/folder and changeing under the permissions tab)
Hey all I am brand new to this forum and dealing with the internals of computers Please bear with me I have a from HD files personal an Recovering IDE old really old eMachines - that just recently took a dump It would no longer power on at all So I went to the store and got a Recovering personal files from an old IDE HD power supply and for the Recovering personal files from an old IDE HD first time Recovering personal files from an old IDE HD ever took the side panel off of the tower After switching the bad power supply for the good one the CPU powered right up However I had no video output which led me to belive that my video card is bad My next step was to return the power supply and get an IDE hard drive enclosure that I picked up at a locally owned computer shop I hooked up the enclosure to my laptop and let kaspersky go to work on all the viruses and what not I knew had to be on there from that way that thing had started acting over the years Once completed I went to retreive the information twelve years worth of music photos ect that I cared about upon opening Music the folder was empty pictures was that same case So then I found Jims Share Drive IIRC that had a large file size I guess that s where all my stuff is but when I try to open the file I get told that I don t have the privledges I never put a password up or anything Is there any way to bypass this so I can access my stuff Any assistance is greatly appreciated Also I hope I didn t ramble too much nbsp
Make sure you have administrator rights. I will assume you are on at least Win XP.. Right click on the folder in question, go to properties, security. Check the setting there. Add yourself to the list.
When I copy music files from my PC to a USB external hard drive, some of the files get corrupted and can't be opened. First times this happened I thought it was a faulty hard drive so got another one - exactly same problem. Then I found that the same thing happened when I tried copying music or photo files to a USB flash drive and also to a music player. All the drives work fine when connected to a netbook. Could it be a problem with the USB ports? I've tried using different ports on the PC but always get the same problem. My PC is 5 years old, 2x2.8Ghz Pentium, runs XP and has 2 front and 6 rear USB ports. Anyone come across this and is there anything I can do to solve it short of buying a new PC?
Is XP updated to Service Pack 3? How much memory do you have installed?
My old computer finally gave up the ghost and I didn t feel like trying to salvage it so I built can't files WD access HDD Passport external - 120GB a new one All of my most important files photos music were on the external hdd already so I quickly backed up some other files and was good to go However when I tried moving the files from the external hdd I immediately ran into problems WD Passport 120GB external HDD - can't access files When I plug in the drive in the USB port it gets detected just fine However when I try exploring the drive it takes a loooooong time for my computer to detect the files I guess When I double-click on the drive location it opens up the first page of folders just fine But then I click on a sub-folder and it takes a full minute or two for all of the folders about a dozen or so within that folder to be populated onto the list Then the fun really starts Each time I click on a folder in any way the window freezes for seconds It doesn t freeze my computer just that explorer window Then I can -sometimes- double-click on the folder but depending on which folder it is I get a different error message It seems like the older folders are more likely to open I was able to successfully copy and paste one folder into my new computer Then there is one folder full of pictures that opens but only some of the pictures can be copied over -- the others give me an error message saying quot Cannot copy file Cannot read from the source file or disk quot The newest folder on the drive when I try to open it gives me an error message saying that the drive needs to be formatted Uh no thanks I ve tried the drive on computers My new desktop running Windows my netbook running Windows XP and an old desktop that runs XP Same behavior on all of them I ve tried using the program DataRecovery to see if it worked on the external hdd but it gave me the error quot Data error cyclic redundancy check quot What should I do Thanks in advance Sorry if I ve left out anything important nbsp
All the stuff we learn after the fact ..
in the future, in my opinion, don't trust your backup files on portable, bus-powered USB drives. Get a external USB drive that 1) has its own power cable - these are "self-powered" not bus-powered and 2) is going to sit on your desk and not be constantly moved, stirred and shaken!
That said, self-powered USB drives (especially those WD passport) can only draw power over the USB port and sometimes require more power from the usb port then they should (which can cause problems).
You can try connecting to a self-powered hub (one that can supply power from its own AC adapter) or try a USB Y cable that can provide extra power to the drive by using 2 ports. (something like THIS)
Hopefully, your problem will be solved by providing extra power to the drive. tho of course sometimes the drive itself is just failing. best of luck
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OH. The 2nd bit of important advice re: backups... Remember that ANYTHING (even reliable hardware) can fail. Always keep 2 copies of important files backed up on physically separate media
Last night when I logged in to Rapidahare, I realised all or most of my files were gone, and there are some important files I need to retrive it, and I had already contacted Rapidshare about this, their reply was :
However, maybe you find the files in the Trash Folder in your account. If they
are deleted, there is no way to recover deleted files.
I'm sorry for the inconvenienc
can anyone tell me how to retrive the files and to find out the date the files were deleted? or also the ip address
Maybe one of your family or friends that you share data with deleted your files...
Hi all. I am a photographer. Usually I do all files back up. However this ones I didn't. I woke up in the morning and BUM. Files were no longer on my drive. I have not used the drive since then, but need to know what file recovery software would be the best to recover them?
Hi all. I am a photographer. Usually I do all files back up. However this ones I didn't. I woke up in the morning and BUM. Files were no longer on my drive. I have not used the drive since then, but need to know what file recovery software would be the best to recover them?
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u could try the program called recuva, u can dl it here http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html and give it a shot =P
Hello, when i plugged in my memory stick this morning to finish off the last of my college work and to back it u to my computer i was greeted with all of my folders and files names being changed and unable to open any of them, is there a solution to fix all this as there is my years worth of college work on here. Also when I try to scan and fix my memory stick and attempt to recover bad sectors it stops and says "Windows cant check the disc while its in use" and asks if i want to force dismount.
I have no idea how to resolve this and would appreciate any help at all as my assignments have to be in for Tuesday. Thank you.
Welcome to Techspot.
Have you tried this?
You can find more informations from here too: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/chkdsk.mspx
More info too: http://www.computerhope.com/chkdskh.htm
since files from appearing Video pixelated stored most of the games that i used to install ran too slowly i tried using Gamebooster for optimizing performance while gaming After the st try when i switched back to normal mode from gaming mode all my video files are appearing in- what i think is- low resolution The BR rips especially are appearing too thatched Video from stored files appearing pixelated pixelated and also a little burnt I have attached a few images to help visualize what s happening I tried restarting the system changing the monitor settings and reinstalling the graphic drivers Nothing worked What could be the issue I suspect the gamebooster software to be the culprit as this started only after i ran the s w but i cannot find anything that has been tweaked Please help Any inputs will be appreciated my system specs are Intel dual core GHz desktop NVIDIA GeForce GS MB graphics card gb ddr sdram Microsoft Windows XP professional SE Seagate gb SATA hd P S - All other graphics are perfectly alright Even the youtube videos run perfectly nbsp
Use System Restore to go back to before you installed gamebooster.
Guys, I Just bought this USB. (Kingston data traveller 4gb) After buying the USB, i put some files in it and then removed it from the laptop properly. But when I put it back, the files are gone! But when I checked the properties, the used space is still the same but I can't seem to see the files I put in there! I tried putting a single picture in the usb and removed it, when i put I plugged it in the laptop, the image is still the there but the previous files I put there was really gone! Crap, I really need those files. Help please. Thanks.
additional info:BTW, I've tried searching the web and it seems that i'am not alone!
and also, every file i put into the folder i made keeps on disappearing whenever I remove the usb and put it back again. T_T
Hey guys, problem solved. All I had to do was format the USB. And I also tried to recover my files using EASEUS but no luck. My files are gone forever. But at least I've learned my lesson, Always back-up your files. My USB is fixed but my files are gone.
When i boot up my Dell Inspiron 1545 there are two error messages one saying:
Error loading C:\Users\*****\AppData\Local\iwufuloru.dll
The specified module could not be found
Error Loading C:\Users\*****\AppData\Local\wsLeri.dll
The specified module could not be found
I looked for it through Windows Explorer but there is nothing there. Then in command prompt i tried deleting it, it said the file could not be found.
It isn't causing any defect tot the computer but it is annoying.
* That's my sisters name censored not in the actual message
I don't believe either is a legitmate file. Update you virus scan and run a full scan of C:\. If that doesn't find anything then update Malwarebytes and run a full scan. If you don't have malwarebytes you can get it at: www.malwarebytes.org.
If you find something and cannot get rid of it, take this to the forum at: http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu28.html
It may also be remnants of some program you removed, but I don't think so.
I have a Toshiba 1.5TB External HD, I could not find a power supply for it soI did the next best thing and transferred it into a Samsung 3G case. I can get into the drive, the Properties show that -500gigs is utilised, but I cannot see any files. How do I access the drive and be able to see my files?
Has anyone had this problem, and know how to solve it?
I've bought a new laptop and wanted to transfer all the files from my old one, more than 40GB.
However, the USB port doesn't fonction since long time. what other ways except by internet (since it will take super long) can I use??
Thanks a lot for your help in advance.
One thing you could try is transferring your files via an ethernet cable, provided your old and new laptop both have a RJ-45 jacket. If you own a router, this is an easy task (share folder, drag n' drop).
Same thing if either of them have a wireless network card and you have a wireless network router.
If you do not have a router, you'll need to use a crossover cable (ethernet Cat 5, RJ-45, crossing Tx and Rx) to connect both computers.
Or, one last option is to use and ad-hoc wireless connection between your two laptops.
I have mountains of VCR tapes and 100's of DVR events i need to record onto a Mac computer. The process i am using right now is sooooo time consuming, is there anyway to speed up the process? Here's the thing, I work for a football service where we analyze game film to rate players for the upcoming season. I record 75% of the game played this year. My boss is soo old-fashioned for the longest time refused to go to DVD recorders/DVR and now wants the games at the push of a button on a server. I've spent the last month trying everything and i am frustrated. IS Anybody out There!!!
How are the raw inputs from the carmera recorded (aka what format or the .extension)
and what format do you desire to put on the server? These choices CAN make the world of difference
Nero 8 keeps saying stuff about not being able to rename files or it's renaming files or something and saying the burning process isn't completing properly because of it.
Makes some disks, especially music ones, unusable.
Is it just the file names are too long or something?
Hi everyone I need help in rebooting my desktop computer running windows need to restore files with save I system my XP OS just before the trouble began I had just used control panel to remove several programs I need to save my files with system restore Then I rebooted the computer when it came back up my desktop icons were grayed out and unrecognizable to the computer Clicking on them only brought up a message stating that some ink files were not found and were needed Then I did a dumb thing I used a restore disk trying to replace the files when I should have just used f at startup to access my safe mode menu Well anyway now I m stuck because my desktop only displays a black screen and the courser blinks in the upper left hand corner And if I assess safe mode using f at startup I get this message the system is not fully installed please run setup again I have photos and other files that I don t want to loose please tell me that there is a way to save my files nbsp
I would remove the hard drive, install it into an enclosure or a docking station and use another PC to read the hard drive and copy your files. BTW, you should always back up your important files to avoid predicaments like this but I guess you know that by now.
Once you recover your files you perform a clean install of Windows, reinstall all your applications and copy your files back to your original hard drive.
My external western digital hard drive has worked perfectly in the past. I used it to backup my computer when switching from xp to 7 and ever since then i can not see the files even though when i go to the properties it still says the space is used. (its 1T and amount used but invisible ~2gb) The rest is empty. How do i get these files visable again? I tried searching for hidden files and it didnt work either.
I have tons of important pictures, videos, and documents and need to get them back. Im hoping not to have to do an expensive data recovery service.
So the drive shows up fine in Windows explorer or My Computer but you see no files at all? That's pretty strange. You could always try one of the free recovery programs like Recuva to see if anything shows up.
I have a 32GB flash drive. all computers recognize it and show a drive for it. It has been formatted(FAT32) a couple of times to tackle the issue.
when files are copied on the root directory of the flash drive, they are retained. when a directory with files are copied, and the flash dive is unplugged, the either all files within the directory are lost and a blank directory remains.
Or the whole of the directory disappears. one to notice is that after copying the files, when i click on the flash-drive in windows explorer, i can see them. when unplugged and replugged again on the same or different computer, they are gone.
Are you stopping the drive before unplugging it?
I have a weird problem Here are the specs Computer A - Intel Quad Core GHz - Win bit Computer B - Intel Pentium GHz - Win bit - Shared drive - no password Network - gigabit wired Same workgroup on both computers Mapped the drive from computer B on computer A as Z drive When transfering let s say files let s say mp s from computer A to Z drive computer B it only transfers about - files At this time if I refresh the folder containing the - files on the mapped drive it will eventually show two more files If I select all files again and try to transfer them to the same location it will prompt my that some files are already there After clicking on quot do not copy quot Missing mapped after a to a files transfer drive it will copy another - files to the shared drive after a refresh to the folder on shared drive there are - more files I can t seem to figure out why this is happening I tried Missing files after a transfer to a mapped drive from another computer win bit via wireless and it never does that to the same mapped drive Any suggestions nbsp
No ideas? Am I the only one with this issue?
I have files and folders I want to put on a USB key to give to someone.
I want to make sure that these files and folders cannot be deleted (the files themselves are secured from editing etc...).
Basically I guess I want the USB to work a bit like a read only disc.
Is there a setting when I transfer files to key or a software.
I do not want to have a password to view/open the files, just to prevent deletion.
Than can be done with NTFS permissions - - I did that to mine.
On your home PC, attach the device and make sure you have access to it.
Then you need a setup like this
your PC, using any LUA/UAC account TAKE OWNERSHIP and set Full control
that should leav only that LUA/UAC account with permissions (ie even Administrator and Administrators groups do not show up.)
Now add the EVERYONE id and set Read/Exec/TraverseThe results will be
any pc to which it is attached will have access to the files (including the ability to COPY or Execute),
but only your home PC-that specific LUA/UAC user will be able to modify the contents.
Whenever I start up my computer, i get an error message,
"ERROR LOADING WINMPA32.ROM....THE SPECIFIED MODULE COULD NOT BE FOUND"
How do i resolve the issue
Blaze, can you make sure you are giving us the exact spelling because there is absolutely nothing on the whole internet concerning WINMPA32.ROM.
Hi everyone I have searched this forum and many others for a solution to my problem I have some mov files on my USB flash drive my partner wanted me to make a video with some of his footage but I couldn t work out imovie he has a mac me windows so I moved .mov flash Cannot Mac after a files using USB from drive a remove as many files as I could across That was fine until I realised I couldn t open them and when I tried to delete them on the windows operating system it wouldn t let me It simply comes up with a red circle with a line through it no entry we call it in New Zealand when I try to move it across to the recycle bin So I tried Cannot remove .mov files from a USB flash drive after using a Mac deleting them on the MAC It said it was formatted for windows So I downloaded the NSTS Or whatever the abbreviation is but that didn t help either I also tried emptying the MAC s recycle bin but that didn t work either I then proceeded to try to quot fix problems quot on the drive in windows which said it was protected or something The first computer the drive was plugged in to was this one although the hard drive has been changed I then tried to move them to Cannot remove .mov files from a USB flash drive after using a Mac my actual documents That worked but only for copy It will not let me cut So I Cannot remove .mov files from a USB flash drive after using a Mac then tried following advice from this forum - file assasin application That couldn t delete them either but it did say quot unlocked with no errors quot but I still can t delete them I think my problems started when I tried moving files from a MAC to a PC Dumb I know but I ve often saved other documents from the MAC to my PC and not had a problem Some of the videos also have a quot black quot thumbnail looks blank and others are just the Quicktime application picture Can someone provide me with a solution please Luckily I have everything backed up elsewhere but I need this jump drive I would prefer not to delete everything if possible but if thats the only solution nbsp
I should also add, I did a virus scan and it was free from any infections...!
[RESOLVED]How to transfer files to new hard drive?
I bought a new hard drive for my laptop and I am wondering how should I copy the operating system and all of the contents off my current hard drive to my new one?
I considered using a backup program such as Ghost to copy my current hard drive and put it on my new one. The problem with this is, wouldn't I still need to install an OS and Ghost on my new hard drive before I can use the backup image?
Not for the weak of heart, but for the least stress and the most complete move for someone new to the transfers, I recommend the full version of Acronis... Some hard drives have their own free or low cost version of Acronis...
There are others, but the cost is higher and so is the confusion.
Hello We have two computers in my house One day the older computer stopped booting past bios and since we had the other one we didn t care The problem is that we think that it stopped working because of the hard drive When we pluggled the hard drive into my computer it also woulnd t go past bios Now I am not very sure if we installed it right It wouldn t show anything at all if it wasn t installed right correct Anyways The hardrive a WD Cavier Blue - WD BB has tons of pictures of my baby that I would be devastated to lose and since I have no idea how to retrieve those pictures I am here for need files recover Hard drive to not booting, help The hard drive doesn t make any clicking noises which means that it probably doesn t have physical problems I read that somewhere Sooo what do I do Sorry I don t have much information to give I have no idea what kind of information you guys Hard drive not booting, need to recover files need or where to find it I don t have very much knowledge when it comes to hardware so please use quot dummy language quot with me Thanks nbsp
I'm sure you didn't mean to write "pluggled", but I think it's great word.
What's the make and model of your computer?
This is a PATA drive, so the jumpers must be set correctly. Slave or Cable select should work if it's on the same channel as the other HD.
Do know if the HD is spinning?
this just happened
my computer wont play compressed wav files anymore. it suddenly happened when I was playing around with Fl studio. first i thought that this program was failing, but then I've found out that even VLC won't play them.
then I Google it, downloaded some different codec's, but no. still no luck.
what have I missed?
What program have you installed recently? This may be due to a codec conflict.
I have rather unique (at least I think so) problem, which I suspect have something to do with the ntfs file system somehow being corrupt.
Suddenly, many of my mp3 files points to video files - and vice verse.
When I try to play an mp3 files that has this problem, I either hear some music/speach from a movie or the file can't be played at all.
The same thing happens when I play a movie file - it can start playing e.g. a metallica song, instead of the actual movie.
I´ve scanned the entire drive using the built in scandisc - but no errors were found.
Has anyone come across this issue before - and does anyone know what might cause it? I´m using Windows 7 Ultimate, and the disk is a dynamic disk (preparing to use mirroring).
Thanks in advance
Hi - I hope someone can fill me in one this puzzle - my father's computer will play an audio file that is on the hard drive, such as wma file, but will not play other sounds:
will not play system sounds
will not play audio over the internet - I have tried both MS Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Soundcard is SoundMAX integrated digital audio, in an asus mb. Comp has been working fine for onver a year.
In "System," "Audio codecs" says "this device is working properly."
Someone recently visited undesirable sites on our home computer and downloaded files. Today, my computer ran a chkdsk operation, where I realized it was fixing this unwanted files. I know which directory these files are under, however, being fairly new to computers, I am not sure exactly how to access these files and delete them. Are they under the Indexing Service, and if so, how do I delete them from there?
Thank you very much for any help!
Chkdsk usually usually fixes the errors and place damaged files in a hidden folder, in root of bootable partition.
You can open Command Prompt (right click to open as administrator) by going to Start, Programs, Accessories; then type dir /ah , it will give you list of hidden files / folders. There should be a folder named Found.000 or something similar (created by chkdsk), if so you can erase its contents by:
1. type CD foldername.here and press Enter
2. type type del *.* and press enter
3. type cd.. and press enter
4. type rd foldername.here and press enter
Once done, type exit and press enter, I hope that solves your issue.
I have a HP laptop and connect it to my desktop through Bluetooth. But it takes lot of time to transfer files especially pictures. Can someone tell me how to boost it?
Taken from this WikiPedia article:
Bluetooth Core Specification Version 2.1 + EDR is fully backward compatible with 1.2, and was adopted by the Bluetooth SIG on July 26, 2007. It supports theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 3 Mbit/s.Click to expand...
That explains why it's so slow.
i have 2 drives, a caviar black 1tb and a hitachi deskstar 320gb....currently the OS is in the caviar black but i am thinking of moving it to the hitachi drive...is there any way i can exactly clone the system partition from the caviar black onto the hitachi drive without having to reinstall the OS or anything? and if there is a way, will all the installed programs work after doing that?
I'm not sure, but if it's within the same computer, it should work.
I wish to download some very large files from the net. Is it possible to download them directly to a flash drive w/o writing to my hard drive 1st? I have a Dell 2300 w/ pentium4 and windows xp.
on the link that points to the download, right-click and use the Save Link As ...
then navigate to the driveletter for the thumbdrive and SAVE
I have a eMachine T and the motherboard which was an AM burned up in it I bought a new powersupply and also a new setup New won't Windows files copy motherboard motherboard I could not New motherboard won't Windows setup copy files find an AM but found an AM L which the seller told me would work fine in my computer I have an AMD Athlon processor I completely formatted my harddrive and was prepared to install Windows XP Professional It went through New motherboard won't Windows setup copy files the process of examining my system When setup got ready to copy files it kept saying it couldn t copy most every file it tried to copy When the copy prtion was complete I New motherboard won't Windows setup copy files got the quot Setup cannot set the required Windows XP configuration Information This indicates an internal Setup error Contact your system administrator quot The motherboard is showing ram in both and locations and showing all other hardware that is installed Why am I getting this error Is this motherboard not compatible with Windows XP is there a setup I gotta do to the motherboard before I install XP nbsp
does the windows cd have scratches, if it does that's your problem
I am a fan of Western Digital but I have an internal Maxtor GB Sata HD which until recently worked A week ago my buddy at the shop called me and told me that our Motherboard fried when he tried to turn it on I immediately went to the shop to fix the problem The Power Supply had shorted out the Motherboard which in turn shut everything down Got a new Power Supply plugged it in and nothing So I decided to try and get all of the files How an Recover has HD that do from it? Files on an OS you off of the HD a different way I took the HD home and tried to hook it up to my PC which I have always been able to do for other people s HD s and I could not get the Maxtor to read at all I tried just about everything in my knowledge that I could think of Unfortunately I have no back-up of all the files I need to know if there is any way to get those files off of the old Maxtor which has Windows XP Professional as the OS How do you Recover Files from an HD that has an OS on it? so I can move them over to a new HD If anyone can help it would be much appreciated nbsp
Is the system bios is detecting your hard drive at all?
Is there a way to boot up an xp pc into dos with access to all drives (c, d & sata drive) so I can copy files between drives?
Tap the F8 key at boot time.
Select "Command Prompt" from the menu.
im facing a problem,its the undeletable files
there formats are mp4, i tried lots of ways to delete it (shredding progs,renaming,cut to flash drive<it just copies>,clearing history and diffrent ways)
and when copied,the copied files are the same,undeletable
it makes me insane,any help???
likely a NTFS permission issue --- which OS version are you using AND did you try the delete from an ADMIN login?
ok i recovered my files. i put them on another hd. should i reformat my other hd. should i use ntfs or fat? i have a dell precision 530 with xeon 1.80ghz 1.78 ghz and 1 gig ram. with xp and an internal 17 gig hd. ext hd is 500 gig mybook. how should that be formatted?
Hey! Congratulations! Job well done :grinthumb
Which tool did you end up using to get your files back?
Assuming you are only going to connect the external drive to your own (or other computers), I'd recommend you format NTFS. It's a more robust filesystem then FAT.
You would need to use FAT if, for example, you were sharing the disk with gaming devices which usually require FAT.
my old laptop burn out so now i have put the hard drive from it to a desktop. My desktop has found it and i can go into it but one of my file, says file is not accessible; Access is denied. but i can go into the other files. is there anything that i can do so that i can get to the files.
Clone the drive to another drive in your desktop using DiscWizard it's free from Seagate.
I have an external HDD with capacity of 160GB. I use it mainly on my PS2 because as the PS2 cannot play divx, I use a ps2 exploit to play divx on my PS2 from my external HDD.
I have formated the HDD to FAT32 as the PS2 doesn't support NTFS filesystem. I have been using the HDD for a very long time. Yesterday I tried to convert a movie to 1080p, it converted properly but it is now 4.41GB. It was ~700MB before. When I do copy and I paste it on my HDD, it says that the disk is full even though there is 132GB left on it.
I tried deleting soem movies from it but it's still the same. I thought maybe it's because the disk is formatted in FAT32. well, I don't know. So, any help?
Thanks in advance.
Does the movie play on your desktop system which you converted to 1080P? Did you change the block size on the 160GB from 512 to 4096 when you had originally formatted it to handle larger media files.
A new flash drive. Transferring mp3's to drive. Successfully made several folders of various artists music. On checking back, some of the new folders contained copies of previously loaded folders instead of the mp3's I thought I had loaded into them. Now they will not delete from the flash drive- I get the Big Red Cross - uh huh - I cannot get rid of them. Any help gratefuly received from a pretty much novice user.
You could try restarting your computer and deleting them. If that doesn't work try using a different computer to delete them. The files you are trying to delete may be in use.
I want to mirror all content, including installation of OS and software, from my internal 320GB harddrive onto a 1TB external drive. My thought was that Windows would use some files at all times, so I ran Kubuntu live and tried to drag and drop all content from c:\ to the new drive. This won.t work since there are errors coming up all the time (cannot create directory etc). So how do I do this? Any recommended backup tools?
The thing is that I bought a Dell XPS M1530 that is breaking into pieces within its first half year. I though I.d go for a sophisticated and expensive machine, what I got is a pile of junk that needs replacements and adjustments constantly. And Dell has "no responsibility for clients data" so I had to buy another external harddrive to do the mirroring myself.
what you want to use is norton ghost, or arcronis true image, these programs can create a snapshot of the disk, including boot sector (something you wont get with just copying the files over), restoring is just a case of running the program and then restoring the image.
so everytime i make a new file in my flash drive, it puts all this weird stuff inside it i cant delete... see the image for reference. how do i stop the madness!
newbie here, first post. own a PC, so ill be here alot
interestingly enough, when i make a new folder, and DONT rename, so it remains, "New Folder" it donest have all that crap inside.
also, if i DO rename, then unplug, move to another computer, and plug back in, the crap is gone!
zomgbbq whats going on!
AM having a tough time getting the PC I'm suing a 64 bit about 1.7Ghz. to recognize a hard drive in a hard drive enclosure. I've tried different pin settings and it didn't work. I think the HD was formatted with NTFS. Does that make a difference? How can files off of this HD, which is partitioned in two sections.?
If it is an IDE drive, you need to set the jumpers to Master. If it is an SATA drive you may want to set the jumper to force SATA I, some SATA enclosures don't support SATAII.
I'm kind of stumped here. The other day I wasn't able to play video files at all. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary and scanned my computer with AVG and everything is on the up. I tried to open the files with windows media player and GOM player and only get audio. However, when I open the video files with Windows Media Center, they work! I downloaded XP Codec pack and still no progress. I prefer Windows Media Player and GOM over Windows Media Center but I'm sticking to what works right now. Does anybody have any suggestions or ideas? I Have Windows Vista. Thanks in advance.
Download media player classic,it has a bunch of codeks coming with it,or try installing VLC player.
i tried to defrag my drvive c.. some files are said fragmented but it won't defrag?? any suggestions?? i have 160gb of drvie space and 16% is free space
What program are you using?
Reasons why some files remains defragmented are:
1. Lock by the system (pagefiles and system files in use);
2. Not enough contiguous space. For example you have a 300Mb file and your maximum contiguous space is 250Mb you can't defrag it.
Try Executive Software Diskeeper. They have a 30 day trial version. It defrags before Windows boots and can even defrag the pagefile, MFT and directory structure.
...or disable your pagefile, reboot and defrag.
I'm using AusLogics Disk Defrag.
my computer crashed and I want to erase some data from the hard drive before giving it to the repair shop. So, I took the hard drive out, put it in an enclosure and connected it to my laptop as an external harddrive. Both computers use Vista. I downloaded Eraser 5.8.7 and proceeded to use it on use it on the files of this HD but it does not work. The program does not tell me why but I sense it has to do with administrator permission. Also, II had a password on the drive.
Can somebody tell me what to do to erase my personal files?
Let the repair shop install a new hard drive and keep your old drive with you. When you get the repaired computer back, you can retrive your personal data from the old drive to the new drive
When we set up our system, it was suggested we partition our hard drive. Now our c/ is so full we can't run scan/defrag. I was told I could just move files from the c/ partition to the empty d/ partition. The ones I can get to move are still showing in the c/ (i'm sure I hit "move" not "copy"). Regardless most of the moves get aborted saying it is being used by another person. we are not networked, but each family member has their own log in. Help please...I'm thinking I'm making this way harder than it needs to be.
No you cannot move them out of the partition... leastways not easily.
But using a disk manager such as Acronis, you can enlarge the partition(s)... or add drives. We bought some 500GB hard drives today for $51... and 750GB for $63...
Have you thought about adding another hard drive to your existing configuration?
Creating a dual boot to two or more different hard drives?
I have an 8 Gb flashDisk, I have stored pick of my son 2 years ago when he was born. I was trying to look at the pic and it's showing me nothing. I go to Properties and it shows me that 4.8 Gb used but when I try to open it all I see is removeable drive and nothing in it. Any idea how to recover it.
Thanks in advance for any help provided.
Do you know what image format (i.e. BMP, JPG, TIF etc...) the file is? Could you try the flash drive in another port or another computer? For future reference, flash drives are not the most reliable storage devices; you should never rely on them to store the most precious of data.
Okay so this problem has been bugging me for a couple of weeks now My computer will not play any sounds through the speakers unless it is through a media player and the file is on my computer I have a Realtek AC sound driver I know that my speakers ONLY from Sounds play files? are fine because my Xbox is hooked up to them and they play perfectly I have even done an XP repair install this has not helped either Sometimes when a sound needs to be played the speakers make a bumping crack if you know what I mean When I play a game on my computer they just make a constant crackle It is as if they want to play an instrument but don t have a music book I tried downloading that codec pack forgot the name but it s popular I have tried fully uninstalling all my sound drivers and stuff and then reinstalling from manufacturer s website I have tried all the suggestions out there about editing the registry and Sounds ONLY play from files? stuff they haven t done anything either I did get it back from the pc shop recently because they replaced the hard drive with a new gb one and the sound did not work from the moment I turned it on I would like to avoid having to spend more money there and instead see if this is something I can fix with a mouse and keyboard Thanks for reading and I hope you can help nbsp
Take the computer back to the repair shop. They shouldn't charge you to fix this sound issue
Captured an LP to HDD thru amp hooked to SB X-Fi card using Nero Wave editor Cleaned up the clicks amp crackle w Wave Ed amp saved using after CDA are cleaned to Nero back Clicks 9 files WAV using burn quot Save Tracks as Files quot option as wav When listen to those cleaned WAV files directly from HDD even w headphones very little noise is audible - to me When create an Audio CD compilation w Burning ROM amp select same exact files I just listened to burn as audio CDA the clicks are back when play CD Played it on different players Clicks are back after burn cleaned WAV files to CDA using Nero 9 PC - same clicking Ran the original ripped wav files back Clicks are back after burn cleaned WAV files to CDA using Nero 9 through Declicking Decrackling in Wave Ed increasing amount of noise to remove saved to diff folder Tried burning another compilation - same clicking is back after burn CD nd batch of cleaned files still sound very clean straight off HDD using Media Player If I listen to st nd burned CD w WMP in the same DVD burner used to BURN it w Nero clicks are quite audible What s going on when some much of cleaned noise comes back when files are burned from WAV to CDA format Thanks nbsp
This is just a guess but here goes. A .wav file is much smaller (more compressed) than an equivalent .cda file. (Which I believe is PCM). When the file is converted, data must be "added". The conversion algorithm may be inadvertently re-adding dynamic range to the previously suppressed noise spikes.
Sort of like the wave trace was heading upward then it stopped, then on the other side the wave was descending, so it appears that a "chunk" has been taken out of the signal. So, if you viewed the original noise wave on a scope it would be triangle, but with very, very steep sides, approaching vertical. Noise filters,are able to detect these very steep impulses, since they don't exist in music, and then suppress them,
So, I'm thinking the file converter "thinks" something is missing and reintroduces the transients. Too smart for its own good, that one.
Vinyl records make noise, fact of life. DSP can't repair all the flaws without destroying the music in the process. I suppose it's fair to to say the computer can work wonders, it just can't work miracles.
You can imagine how bummed I was, when I found out that even the mighty "Photoshop" couldn't fix all my blunders. Which, by the way, seemed to happen on the pictures I wanted most.
As I said, this was an educated guess at best. Maybe somebody else knows more.
So i got a random bsod and i think i know what the issue is but not 100 percent sure,anyone can read these mini dump files for me and help me if they can?let me know ill be glad to zip them up for you
If you can upload them, then I'm sure one of us will proceed to debug them
Maybe even me, if I get bored at work
I recently bought a 2gb USB stick. I put some songs onto this so that i could plug it into my hi-fi system. I still have 1.04gb of memory left in the stick but now when i try to put more songs or any other file onto the stick now it is saying that there is an error and they cannot put it onto the file. the songs already on my stick however do play in my hi-fi so the stick is working-i just cannot transfer files.
Can someone please help me as to what could be causing this please?
reformat and reinstall. perhaps the directory is corrupted. always stop a drive before moving it.
A follow-up to my previous thread:
I, with the help of other generous members, have concluded that my USB drive has automatically deleted the important & only files that I had on the drive... is there any file recovery software besides Recuva that are freeware and can restore the files from USB?
Anyone who needs more information is kindly requested to go back to the original thread ( http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic127696.html ) and he/she can infer what I am referring to.
Thank you in advance.
there are several software that you can use.
When it comes to recovering lost files, I prevfer Runtime's GetDataBack for FAT or NTFS, your USB Flash drive will most likely be running a fat file system, so use GetDataback for FAT.
Hi Whenever I plug in the USB into my computer it could detect it and seems to work alright My computer detects it and gives the option to play the files However if I try to browse explore the device it s always empty gives the This folder is empty message I can t see any of the folders or files on the device and I know they are there because when I rightclick and see the properies the pie chart shows that some space has been used It USB there files seen cannot drive they are but be just happened yesterday and please tell me what to do I have extremely important files on the USB I have also tried searching for some files that I had on my USB but it says that it can no longer find them It says that The item whatever I searched for that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved so this shortcut will no longer work properly Do you want to delete this shortcut Please help I would appreciate any solution to the problem its urgent nbsp
Run checkdisk on the flash drive. Follow the instruction with the following heading: Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer found at this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265