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Windows 7: SOS: Drive space shows 156GB used but drive contents empty

09 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
SOS: Drive space shows 156GB used but drive contents empty

I'm in a panic mode.
My files are supposed to be inside a subfolder within the drive. Now all the subfolders are visible but there is no contents inside.
That is My Computer - DRIVE F - Subfolder A (visible) - Subfolder A1 (visible) - contents in Subfolder A1 (EMPTY).

Now when I check DRIVE F it tells me 156GB of 210GB used, which corresonds to the file sizes. So it seems to recognize files inside the drive but when I go inside it's completely empty!

Any help?...

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09 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Please open a CMD window, then navaagte to the drive and folder that you think has the files. Now type dir *.* and hit enter.

Please post the results here.

Regards,
Golden
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09 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I opened the Comand Prompt window but I just want to make sure I'm typing the right command as it's telling me what I typed is invalid.

This is what I typed:
F:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1 dir*.*
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09 Feb 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

use a space between dir and *.*
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09 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

It says 'F:\Avid' is not recognized as an internal or external command , operable program or batch file.
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09 Feb 2011   #6

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Ah....no, you need to do this:

1. F: <enter>
2. cd\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1 <enter>
3. dir *.* <enter>
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09 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

ok one sec
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09 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Here are the results:

C:\Users\Owner>F:

F:\>cd\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1

F:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1>dir *.*
Volume in drive F is AVID1
Volume Serial Number is DA6A-4782

Directory of F:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1

02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> .
02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> ..
02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> Creating
02/09/2011 09:48 AM 388 msmFMID.pmr
02/09/2011 09:48 AM 59,984 msmMMOB.mdb
02/09/2011 09:48 AM 279,315,041 TdotSkyline1HD.mov.4D52A92A.mxf
3 File(s) 279,375,413 bytes
3 Dir(s) 57,102,290,944 bytes free

F:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1>
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a) Mind you the 3 files it's showing now are what are just added when I was doing a test.
b) It should have upwards of at 60 files or more
c) In my computer it's still showing 156GB of 210 used.
So for some reason it's still recognizing the old files but not showing it
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09 Feb 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

OK. Go back to the root of F: like this:-

Type:

1. cd\ <enter>

Now type :

1. dir /s <enter>
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09 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Ok here are the results:

C:\Users\Owner>F:

F:\>cd\

F:\>dir /s
Volume in drive F is AVID1
Volume Serial Number is DA6A-4782

Directory of F:\

01/03/2011 09:01 AM 0 7004_57212828_MVM_2.tmp
01/03/2011 09:01 AM 0 7004_57212828_MVM_6.tmp
12/10/2010 03:24 AM <DIR> Avid MediaFiles
2 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of F:\Avid MediaFiles

12/10/2010 03:24 AM <DIR> .
12/10/2010 03:24 AM <DIR> ..
02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> MXF
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of F:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF

02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> .
02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> ..
02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> 1
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of F:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1

02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> .
02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> ..
02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> Creating
02/09/2011 09:48 AM 388 msmFMID.pmr
02/09/2011 10:07 AM 59,984 msmMMOB.mdb
02/09/2011 09:48 AM 279,315,041 TdotSkyline1HD.mov.4D52A92A.mxf
3 File(s) 279,375,413 bytes

Directory of F:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1\Creating

02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> .
02/09/2011 09:48 AM <DIR> ..
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Total Files Listed:
5 File(s) 279,375,413 bytes
12 Dir(s) 57,102,290,944 bytes free

F:\>
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