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Windows 7: Can´t find a folder in my external drive

02 Dec 2012   #11
edwar

7 x64
 
 

That folder is there but it has a 1º E 2º and some text in front of the name. Looks like some kind of hard link. Create a new folder with that name and see if you get a warning about the folder already being there. If you do then make a New folder of some other name, Open that 1º E 2º folder and copy out your docs to that new folder. Once that is done and everything gets copied over Delete that 1º E 2º folder.


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03 Dec 2012   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I am at a loss now. Just clutching at straws, Have you tried my Libraries suggestion? Also you might find this interesting!
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03 Dec 2012   #13
edwar

7 x64
 
 

That Folder is already there. Although with some characters in front of it and it looks like it is pointing to some other folder on some other drive. Like a Hard Link or Junction point.

Search your complete system for that folder name.


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03 Dec 2012   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

As Edwar says that folder is showing. But is it? Try just double clicking on it and seeing if you can navigate to the subfolder containing your files!
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03 Dec 2012   #15
skaenner

win 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well, the folder "1º e 2º período - to be sent to universidade administração" that you marked is not the folder i'm looking for. This folder was created to keep the files i want place in the missing folder as soon as i find it.

Concerning the Library issue, do you think it's going to work all right, because i use this external drive only for backups. anyway, would it be possible to add a folder to a library if i can't find it in the normal way?
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04 Dec 2012   #16
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The libraries work perfectly well with an external hard drive. That's what they are for really. It is better (IMHO) to give your external HD's dedicated letters towards the end of the alphabet say, V,W,X etc then the HD letter does not get altered by Windows if a new Removalbe drive gets aloocated a low alphabet letter. When this happens all lHD letters above that new one get upped a letter so Libraries would not recognise them!
Try to make the folder in question a "Location" I still think this is an issue with either folder size or number of files it contains. Split the folder up and i think your problem will be solved!
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04 Dec 2012   #17
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skaenner View Post
Well, the folder "1º e 2º período - to be sent to universidade administração" that you marked is not the folder i'm looking for. This folder was created to keep the files i want place in the missing folder as soon as i find it.

Concerning the Library issue, do you think it's going to work all right, because i use this external drive only for backups. anyway, would it be possible to add a folder to a library if i can't find it in the normal way?
Do you have that same named folder on your internal drive? If you do then that 1° folder is pointing to it like a Junction point. Making it look like that named folder is on the external, when in fact it is not.

Have you tried to Create a New Folder with that name on the external? If you haven't give that a try. If you do not get a warning about the folder already existing then that folder Does Not exist on the external drive.

You need to start doing some of the Tests that have been suggested.
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04 Dec 2012   #18
skaenner

win 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I tried doing the tests but unless i've done something wrong, nothing happened. For a start, i tried to create another folder with the same name "Universidade de Administração" and as you can see in screenshot-1 i got a window warning me.

I also tried to add the volume (here Novo Volume G:\) to a library and nothing changed as you can see in screenshot-2. I also tried to place a file from the missing folder. it accepted the file, but didn't added the whole folder.

Now concerning the size, as you can see in screenshots 3 and 4, these folders are much bigger than the missing (or hidden, if you prefer) folder, that is around 40 gigs.

One thing is sure. The folder is there and the proof is that i can open some files from there. The files are hidden, by only god knows who or what! The problem is that if i want to move files from that folder, it'll be a helluva job, seeing that i'll have to move one by one using the search engine.


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05 Dec 2012   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My only suggestion is to enable the Super Administrator in Windows 7 and see if you can see the folder whilst logged in to that account!
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