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External hard drive not showing files in it on Windows 8.1 after a while

I am having a weird problem. The issue is that after some time my hard drive data automatically gets disappear. Even if i unplug the USB cable of external hard drive windows still showing it connected ...
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USB 3 hard drive not mountable on Linux

I am trying to mount an external hard drive with ext2 filesystem. "dmesg" tells me: > dmesg | grep sdb [ 3.436513] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 1953525168 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/931 GiB) [ ...
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Convert Drive to NTFS from FAT32

I'm having strange problems converting my HDD from FAT32 to a NTFS file storage. I first ran chkdsk N: /f and came up no problems so I ran convert N: /fs:ntfs but it tells me there is a problem. ...
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Hard drive failed, suspected filesystem corruption, still cannot salvage any data from harddrive

Firstly, I am terribly sorry if this is a duplicate, but I couldn't find a similar issue to mine, so here goes. I have a 1TB hdd bought around 8 months ago used as backup hard drive. I have not used ...
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1answer
304 views

Hard Drive Connected to Router Randomly Loses Files Or Turns Them Into Empty Folders

Several months ago, I decided to replace my network storage device with a standard external hard drive that hooked up to the USB connection on my Linksys EA3500 SMART WiFi Wireless Router. The ...
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how to recover data from a logically corrupted external hard drive using testdisk

So I think ignored too many of my computer's warnings and disconnected my external hard drive without properly ejecting it and now it seems the file system is corrupted. Are there any programs that ...
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1answer
96 views

Zero inodes even after formatting hard disk

I have an external 1Tb harddisk which due to some reason was showing following under df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 0 0 0 - ...
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1answer
413 views

Why does my exFAT USB drive need repair whenever I accidentally unplug it?

Whenever I accidentally unplug my USB exFAT drive without ejecting it first, it either becomes read-only or disappears altogether from my file system when I plug it back in. I have to run a repair ...
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2answers
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Best allocation unit size for external HDD

What is the best allocation unit size for a 2 TB external hard drive? It will be primarily used as a file storage. My main goal is to save space, and performance isn't a priority. No software will be ...
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0answers
223 views

testdisk to recover formatted external

I accidentally reformatted a 1TB external hard drive from FAT32 to HFS+ Journaled (Mac OSX Extended Journaled). I've been looking at data recovery programs such as VirtualLab's Data Recovery and ...
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2answers
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Cross-platform usable filesystem with large file support

What is the best filesystem to use cross-platform (Linux, Windows, OS X) which supports disk sizes of at least 2TB and file sizes >4GB? I'm planning to use it on a USB drive on different computers. ...
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1answer
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What is the best filesystem for an external USB drive - 2 - 3 TB shared between OSX/Windows/Linux? [duplicate]

I have been using NTFS, but I recently took a drive which is normally attached to a Mac mini running Lion (using Paragon NTFS) and attached it to Windows 7 because the drive was disconnecting ...
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1answer
2k views

How to mount an external drive (in fuseblk) as ext4 file system?

I bought a 3TB WD Elements external hard drive. Now I want to mount it to my Ubuntu server (which runs inside WinXP/VMware), so that I can move Mysql database to it. It was auto-mounted under ...
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2answers
195 views

Why sizes are different, and what do they mean?

I have a 1 TB hard drive that consists of one NTFS partition which I use to back up my data (no operating system). The size of all the data in it is : 726 GB, size on disk: 728 GB, and the used space ...
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1answer
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copy from NTFS to exFAT but “size on disk very” is very bigger than “size”

I tried to backup from my NTFS external hard drive to a new exFAT external hard drive when my copy finished I saw that I have very little free space remained. I checked my file size and I saw that the ...
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1answer
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WD My passport space problems

I have a new MY Passport hard drive 1 TB, Model: WDBBEP0010BBk-EESN. I checked the properties of the hard drive when I first plugged it in, the used space was 320 MB, though the total size of the data ...
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What Filesystem should be used for a 4TB drive for both Windows and OSX compatibility? [closed]

Note: I am aware of similar questions. The one's I seen here are for Windows, OSX, and Linux (which I do not need). I also can use Mountain Lion, which the other questions did not mention. I was ...
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1answer
655 views

Automatically Fixing File System Errors

This problem is related to my WD External HDD. It has developed File System Errors. I found that out when I saw that the HDD is taking unusually long time to read the data and whenever I try to open ...
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1answer
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Newly formatted (NTFS) external hard drive already has 'Used space'. What determines the used space's amount? Is it correlated to the HD's capacity?

I just bought a new external hard drive (WD Elements - 1 TB). In a PC with Windows 7, I formatted it by Right-clicking the drive > Format (Quick Format - NTFS) before using it and, and then checked ...
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1answer
5k views

External hard drive broken after falling down, and can't clone it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't read External Hard Drive anymore! My external hard drive has fallen down a few times from my bed and now it doesn't work anymore. Windows 7 needs a few ...
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2answers
321 views

Why do two HDDs with the same information have different amounts of free space?

I have two of the exact same 2TB external HDDs. I copied a bunch of information to one of them and then copied everything from the first to the second HDD and now their sitting at different amounts ...
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3answers
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Please explain wasted space on an exFAT formatted external hard drive [duplicate]

I recently bought a 750 GB 2.5" hard drive and put it in an external enclosure. It has Advanced Format Technology (AFT), but I use Windows 7, so I assumed I would be safe. I decided to try exFAT, ...
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2answers
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My external HD turned to RAW - How to recover my data?

I have an external HD (WD MyBook Essentials) with all of my backups (1TB) for some unknown reason, when I try to connect the drive (Tried several interfaces: eSATA/plugged it into my PC/USB) I get ...
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0answers
219 views

Folders Of External Hard Drive being are behaved like Protected Operating system Files [duplicate]

Some days ago I mounted my External Hard Drive to the Friend's Laptop (WinXP), Then all Folders on the Hard's root have been hidden (on all Windows Versions).therefore to access them you should know ...
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1answer
969 views

Best Drive Format for a 2TB Seagate External HDD, which can be supported in all OS

I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk External HDD. I want to format it. Which is the best disk format, which will be supported in all OS, like Windows, Linux and Mac?
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Formatting : The volume is too big for FAT32

Formatting an external 500GB HDD took almost >6 hours that I started like: D:\>format /FS:fat32 F: The type of the file system is EXFAT. The new file system is FAT32. Enter current volume label ...
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2answers
555 views

Accidentally changed partition type while trying to get a ext/luks encrypted linux partition to mount under windows 7 x64

As the title suggests, I was fiddling with ext2 volume manager trying to get my unencrypted removable ext/luks drive to show up under windows. I accidentally went to 'change partition type' and ...
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3answers
39k views

Convert NTFS volume to exFAT (without losing contents)

I have a 500GB external hard disk which I use mostly for storing movies/music and some backup. Since I have some rather large files I use NTFS on it, but don't need the security/compression/encryption ...
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1answer
91 views

Partitioning an External HDD

I have an external hard drive and I want to partition it into 2 partitions which are EXT4 and NTFS. Is that OK with this kind of partitioning and is there a problem with partitioning an external hard ...
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2answers
610 views

Actual danger posed by surprise removal of NTFS volumes?

I've seen a lot of warnings to always use the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the notification area (a.k.a. "system tray") before disconnecting a drive formatted as NTFS, implying dire consequences ...
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1answer
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Is there a good alternative to FAT32 for Linux/OSX/Windows usage?

I have just bought an external USB hard drive that I want to use for some backup purposes on Linux and to exchange some data/files with friends/colleagues using either Windows/OSX/Linux. Thus I will ...
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4answers
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How do I make my external USB HDD be treated as a removable drive

I want to connect my external 2TB USB HDD that has 4 partitions, to be treated as a set of removable drives on Windows. This is because I do not want Windows to create "System Volume Information" ...
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4answers
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What is best unix/linux filesystem for external hdd? [closed]

What is best unix filesystem for external hdd. I don't want to share data with Windows.
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1answer
163 views

Reprogramming NexStar for a Mac

My NexStar External hard Drive Enclosure was originally set up for a PC. What can I do to make it work with a Mac?
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2answers
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How to change the inode size on an EXT3 partition?

The setup: For my dual-boot laptop, I have bought a large hard drive to use as external USB solution. I decided to use EXT3 as filesystem, thinking to use Ext2IFS to access the drive from Windows (as ...
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2answers
685 views

Which harddrive format do I use for both Mac and Windows to write/read?

Is there a format for a hard drive that both Mac and Windows OS can read/write to? I want an external hard drive that stores files they can both read/write, and use for backups, etc.
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4answers
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Partition read/writeable USB drive between Mac OSX and Ubuntu

I am attempting to transfer a 6.1 GB file between a Ubuntu Linux 9.10 and a Mac OSX 10.6. As the file size is over 4GB I can't use Fat32 and I cant seem to format the USB drive to NTFS in either OS. ...
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5answers
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How to use Seagate hard drive for both Mac and Windows

I recently bought a Seagate for Mac 1 TB external hard drive. When I connect to my MacBook through the FireWire, it works fine, but I also have media on my Dell laptop which is running Windows Vista. ...
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957 views

Format with TexFAT filesystem

Is it possible to format a device (USB stick or hard disk) with a TexFAT or TxF file system? If so, how? Is a special driver or program required for XP or Vista to be able to do this? I can find no ...
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Why does the file date always change to the current date?

We are a programming shop, but this is not a programming question. My boss has put an external HD on the network. It contains the 'home' folders for users on the network. He uses it to place VB ...
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1answer
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What filesystems can an Airport Extreme read?/write?

As a follow-up to this question, which fileystems can the Apple Airport Extreme interface wih via the usb port? NTFS seems to be out, and FAT32 and HFS+ both seem to be in. Can anyone confirm that? ...
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2answers
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Can Airport Extremes handle NTFS external drives?

I've got an Airport Extreme and an external USB Hard Drive formatted with NTFS. (And a LAN of Windows XP Machines.) The drive works perfectly when connected directly to a PC. When it's connected to ...
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3answers
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Why can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Yes, why can't I? I was stashing away some old photography backup zips last night. I could copy 4 of my > 1 GB backup zips to my external USB connected hard-drive when I got the error message "Cannot ...
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4answers
4k views

Formatting 1TB External Drive - Mac/PC

We have 1 mac user in a PC environment... and I have bought a 1TB WD external hard drive and need to format it so that both PC and Mac can read/write to it. Doing this from the mac should be easy, but ...
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3answers
3k views

Linux File system for a 1 TB External Hard drive

I have a 1TB external seagate hard drive that i use it with my dell inspiron 1525 laptop running UBuntu 9.04. I dont intend to share my hdd with anyone, so my laptop is the ...
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Which file system to use for a large (1 TB) external hard drive?

I've got a 1 TB hard disk drive which is currently formatted as NTFS. I've recently learned about exFAT. I'm connecting this drive via USB. Which filesystem should I use for this large hard disk drive ...