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Windows 7: Copied my folders onto a 2tb stick & some have gone help needed please

29 Oct 2019   #1
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Copied my folders onto a 2tb stick & some have gone help needed please

Hi there people
I copied 116 folders onto a 2tb stick and the majority some have gone.
This is what I did.
I inserted the 2tb stick it was recognised.
I got up the folder named by me "Ready to Move" that I wanted to copy i.e. where all these folders resided.
I copied one as a test (which had word documents) and pasted it into the 2tb drive I then checked the drive for the copied folder and made sure that the contents remain intact and they were.
I copied one as a test (which had PDF documents) and pasted it into the 2tb drive I then checked the drive for the copied folder and made sure that the contents remain intact and they were.
I copied one as a test (which had some images) and pasted it into the 2tb drive I then checked the drive for the copied folder and made sure that the contents remain intact and they were.
I copied one as a test (which had music files) and pasted it into the 2tb drive I then checked the drive for the copied folder and made sure that the contents remain intact and they were, i.e. I listened to one and it played ok
I copied one as a test (which had some short videos anything from 5 minutes to 15 minutes) and pasted it into the 2tb drive I then checked the drive for the copied folder and made sure that the contents remain intact and they were.
So as far as I was concerned if I could read Word, PDF, view an image, listen to music and watch a short video I was good to go.
Which is exactly what did.
The originals have now gone, please see my other thread regarding BSOD, so even if I could do system restore it would help because they were wiped totally.
Properties
General tab
The 2tb disk properties are as follows
File system exFAT
Used space 61,774,757,888 bytes 57.5GB
Free space 2,035,348,930,560 bytes 1.85 TB
Capacity 2,097,123,688,488 bytes 1.90 TB
Sharing tab
D:\ Not Shared
Nothing in advanced sharing.
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As a final piece help for you to understand Please see the attached images.


D: drive is what my 2tb looks like, as you can imagine I have edited the majority of the folder names for personal reasons.
Something that I know is in there is "Shrink_pic"
The first image shows me trying as "Administrator"
The second image shows me as I "double click"
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Just in case you are wondering how I managed to do it I got the "Shrink_pic" I have another drive, but it is available on tinternet just type "Shrink_pic" in Google.
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Any suggestions would be very helpful please




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29 Oct 2019   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Unless you have backups on external media somewhere, I fear you shrank your data collection. I didn't know 2TB sticks existed.
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29 Oct 2019   #3
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Unless you have backups on external media somewhere, I fear you shrank your data collection. I didn't know 2TB sticks existed.
Thanks for the reply
I thought that by undertaking a test / s I would be good to go.
How wrong I was
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29 Oct 2019   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...How wrong I was..." I commiserate with you; I understand what it feels like when something goes very wrong and great stuff disappears! That's why I have numerous backups, each laptop has two ext USB 1TB HDDs assigned to it, each 1TB HDD contains at least two OS partition full images, and one data partition full image. And, investigate that 2TB stick, I'm wondering if the source sold you a lemon.
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30 Oct 2019   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Big chances it's fake.
I had seen many fake USB flash disks. I bought a 64G stick that was in fact only 4G.
Download and run h2testw
Its in German, but you can set it to English.
-Format the drive as exfat or NTFS and run h2testw
It will write files to the flash disk then read.

Edit:
You can set it to test 64G (and it will take a day)
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30 Oct 2019   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What probably happened is that the stick, upon reaching the real byte size limit, simply rolled back to the beginning and replaced what was there with the new stuff, over and over. I think the largest legit stick is 256GB?
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31 Oct 2019   #7
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi there People
Thanks for getting back to me.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Big chances it's fake.
I had seen many fake USB flash disks. I bought a 64G stick that was in factonly 4G.
Download and run h2testw
Its in German, but you can set it to English.
-Format the drive as exfat or NTFS and run h2testw
It will write files to the flash disk then read.

Edit:
You can set it to test 64G (and it will take a day)

I can’t format the drive because it still has the remnants of my 2tb HDD suchas it is.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
What probably happened is that the stick, upon reaching the real byte size limit, simply rolled back to the beginning and replaced what was there with the new stuff,over and over. I think the largest legit stick is 256GB?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sheffieldyorky View Post
Properties
General tab
The 2tb disk properties are as follows
File system exFAT
Used space 61,774,757,888 bytes 57.5GB
Free space 2,035,348,930,560 bytes 1.85 TB
Capacity 2,097,123,688,488 bytes 1.90 TB
Sharing tab
D:\ Not Shared
Nothing in advanced sharing.
As seen in my opening thread
Sorry I must be missing something here and I really would like someclarification / instruction / advice on the following;
“How to find the capacity / size/ contents / free space / used space”
I was always been under the assumption that it was “right click > >>properties” etc.
That’s how I have always done it, and that's how I obtained the above detailsof the 2tb stick
What I would really like to do as seen in my opening post is find the worddocuments, PDF documents, some images, some music filesand finally some short videos
Now the various folders that I testedthe remaining has just disappeared if you look at the image that I havesupplied it is haphazard some have copied/ shown up and some haven’t
As case in point is a series of films

SE
>>BU COPIED there are files there
SE
>> BU COPIED there are filesthere
SE BLANK /EMPTY
SE
TEMPS BLANK /EMPTY
Just see the image
So how can I copy some but not others in the same folder
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31 Oct 2019   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If it is a fake with only 16 or at best 32 GB on it, as stated earlier, your stuff got rolled over on top the oldest stuff, new stuff overwrote old stuff, over and over and over. Run that German test, in English of course, and report back.
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31 Oct 2019   #9
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
If it is a fake with only 16 or at best 32 GB on it, as stated earlier, your stuff got rolled over on top the oldest stuff, new stuff overwrote old stuff, over and over and over. Run that German test, in English of course, and report back.

Thanks for the reply
I don't have anything to copy to size wise and I can't run the German test program because it will format the drive
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02 Nov 2019   #10
sheffieldyorky

Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Big chances it's fake.
I had seen many fake USB flash disks. I bought a 64G stick that was in fact only 4G.
Download and run h2testw
Its in German, but you can set it to English.
-Format the drive as exfat or NTFS and run h2testw
It will write files to the flash disk then read.

Edit:
You can set it to test 64G (and it will take a day)

So I went ahead and ran the test.


First I read the readme txt doc


The executable file H2testw.exe needs no installation and can be
directly run. It was developed for Windows XP and Vista. It should
also work under Windows 2000 but was only tested on XP and Vista.
Windows 9x/ME is not supported.
H2testw writes files of up to 1 GByte to the chosen destination and
names them 1.h2w, 2.h2w, 3.h2w and so on.


As you are aware I am running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit but I thought "in it for a penny in it for a pound"


It told that it was going to take 42 days to complete.


So once again I look at the drive and the properties etc. and removed 3 items tested these three items to make sure that they were OK.
I then formatted the drive.


The software didn't like that, came back with the following;


Warning: Only 61 of 1999973 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
Reading speed: 15.6 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4


As stated before the 2tb stick details WERE
Properties
General tab
The 2tb disk properties are as follows
File system exFAT
Used space 61,774,757,888 bytes 57.5GB
Free space 2,035,348,930,560 bytes 1.85 TB
Capacity 2,097,123,688,488 bytes 1.90 TB
Sharing tab
D:\ Not Shared
Nothing in advanced sharing.
>
>
>
The 2tb stick details are as follows



Properties
General tab

The 2tb disk properties are as follows
File system exFAT
Used space 65,536,000 bytes 62.5 MB
Free space 2,097,058,152,448 bytes 1.90 TB
Capacity 2,097,123,688,448 bytes 1.90 TB
Sharing tab
D:\ Not Shared
Nothing in advanced sharing.


Have you noticed that the drive capacities have not changed hence it looks like a genuine 2tb stick


There is a 62kb document left on the drive but I don't have the means to open it.
If you can supply with some information as to how I can view it that would be helpful.


I have just undertaken a Google search and the first hit was ;


The H2W file which is being opened is infected with an undesirable malware. The computer does not have enough hardware resources to cope with the opening of the H2W file.


The second sentence does not apply
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