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Windows 7: Need Help Please with exFAT Drive

15 Jan 2016   #1
terrencej31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need Help Please with exFAT Drive

I purchase a 500gb exFAT Drive on eBay. I did not think to format to NTFS and I copy family videos to it and then deleted those videos from my PC. All I see is the folders that the videos are in but when I click on the folder it is empty. It should that there is data on the drive but it is only showing empty folders which should have videos inside. I formatted another the correct way and it works find but I'm fearful that my data is lost although it appears there still. I also try copying the folders back on PC but the folders are empty when I do. Any help is appreciated.


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15 Jan 2016   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrencej31 View Post
deleted those videos from my PC..
Use Recuva to see whether the videos can be undeleted on your PC.

https://www.piriform.com/recuva
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16 Jan 2016   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrencej31 View Post
I purchase a 500gb exFAT Drive on eBay. I did not think to format to NTFS and I copy family videos to it and then deleted those videos from my PC. All I see is the folders that the videos are in but when I click on the folder it is empty. It should that there is data on the drive but it is only showing empty folders which should have videos inside. I formatted another the correct way and it works find but I'm fearful that my data is lost although it appears there still. I also try copying the folders back on PC but the folders are empty when I do. Any help is appreciated.
If all you did was delete the pictures from the PC, they should still be in your Recycle Bin. Give it a look.
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19 Jan 2016   #4
terrencej31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrencej31 View Post
deleted those videos from my PC..
Use Recuva to see whether the videos can be undeleted on your PC.

https://www.piriform.com/recuva
Somehow it did not help. It found a ton of old files, mainly small ones. Thanks for the help
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19 Jan 2016   #5
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

Try PhotoRec as well.
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19 Jan 2016   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrencej31 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrencej31 View Post
deleted those videos from my PC..
Use Recuva to see whether the videos can be undeleted on your PC.

https://www.piriform.com/recuva
Somehow it did not help. It found a ton of old files, mainly small ones. Thanks for the help
Did you look in your Recycle Bin as suggested above?
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