|29 Jan 2013||#1|
| || |
Files Disappearing from Folders on external (USB) disks
I have just rebuilt a Windows 7 machine which has 2 separate internal HDDs. The second HDD is shared on my home network as my main data store.
I have 2 x 1TB external USB-connected drives to act as backups (used alternately).
All drives are NTFS and Windows updates applied to all machines.
I do the backups using xcopy to copy all new/updated data files to the 1Tb drives from the main data store.
This arrangement has worked fine on previous machines, using different OSs (Server 2003, WinXP).
However, on the new (Win 7) machine, when I run an xcopy backup, sometime during the backup, the files on the external drive suddenly "disappear". This happens with either USB drive.
If I move the USB drives onto my main desktop machine, they work perfectly.
Also, the files are NOT missing - they just cannot be viewed by the "new" Windows 7 machine.
On the Microsoft site, I found a problem similar to this, but it only applied to XP, not Windows 7.
I also found another website describing a similar problem, but the thread finished with a comment that it was "a USB overload".
Any ideas, anyone?
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Files Disappearing from Folders on external (USB) disks|
|WD external not showing any files or folders, Sure it has stuff on it||Hardware & Devices|
|The mystery of the disappearing external hard drive||Hardware & Devices|
|Make folders/subfolders on external for image files?||Backup and Restore|
|external monitor keeps disappearing.||Hardware & Devices|
|electric outage/disappearing folders||BSOD Help and Support|
|Files mysteriously disappearing from external drive ???||System Security|
|Disappearing system folders||General Discussion|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 AM.