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Windows 7: Missing files from external (internal) Hard Drive

26 Jul 2015   #1
hyunkeru

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Missing files from external (internal) Hard Drive

I don't know if I'm going crazy or something, this is not the first time happened to me. For transferring large amount of data from a desktop to a laptop. (80GB - 100GB). I would usually pulled out the internal 2.5 HDD thru USB to the desktop and transfer the files directly. This is like the third times happening. I created a backup folder on the root of the external HDD and copied the files over. I took about an hour to do it. I didn't get an error messages of any kind for the whole process and safely removed the HDD after. As soon as I connected the HDD back to the laptop internally. All the files just disappeared. It happened twice on a Windows 8 HDD, and today I was a Windows 7 HDD. Anyone has the same experience, or have I gone cuckoo.


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26 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you elaborate please? The partition and folder is there but files missing, or no partition either?
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26 Jul 2015   #3
hyunkeru

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I made a Backup folder under the root of the drive and transferred everything under Users\User to it. After it's done, I put the hdd back to the laptop and check under c drive, nothing is there. I checked there is no hidden folder or anything, and only 30 something GB is used for Windows. Where is that 100GB of files I just transferred to it.
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27 Jul 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No idea, perhaps you copied them to another partition by mistake?

Do your older files/folders on the laptop HDD disappear too? Or just the newly copied ones?

Did you check the HDD's health with its manufacturer's tools?
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