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Windows 7: external seagate shows folders but no content


31 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
external seagate shows folders but no content

Hi
Im running Windows 7 ultimate and ran into a problem
My hard drive in the pc got corrupted and since then the external seagate drive has some peculiar things going on on it.
Alphabetically all my files/folders on the seagate from a-g show but are empty.
The remaining alphabetical files from h onwards have contents in them.
When with the missing folder contents are put into the recycle bin and you click properties...it shows an actual amount of whats in it.
when you restore the file it shows up again as empty folder.. Never had this problem before..any help much appreciated
Thanks


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31 May 2012   #2

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Welcome to the forum
If your running windows now safe and clean, you can check your external drive for viruses, malwares or anything else that could be the culprit and see if that solves your problem, or you can do a chkdsk

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log
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01 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi hanna
Thanks for the welcome
I ran malware bites on it and I also ran a duplicate file/folder check and found that they had been duplicated somehow and the duplications were the empty ones.(DOH!!!!) .So alls well..got the data files back !!!
Dont know how it happened..Thanks again though
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