My External HD is not showing my files

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wnbcompserv - May 12, 2011 at 06:33 PM
 sRI - Jul 5, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Hello,

I have a 500gb Buffalo external USB HD FAT32 Model HD-HC500U2-R.
Over the Last three days I have not been able to see my files most of which are Music.
I have done checking disk and tried using the Laptop to correct the HD but I still can't see the files. Properties show that the files are there but I don't see them.

Please can someone help me to find these files and get access to them.

I am using Windows 7 Home premium.


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bionik
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May 12, 2011 at 07:29 PM
Hello,

Try this:

Maybe the files are in hidden mode.

Click on "Start" -->Run-->type cmd and click on OK.

Here I assume your external hard drive as G:

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Don't forget to replace the letter g with your external hard drive letter.

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in external hard drive.

Good Luck.
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try conecting ur hard drive to a different computer and maybe ull see them on there??
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dude you are a legend! it worked :) so stoked right now!
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I am using Windows 7, How do I Click on "Start" -->Run-->type cmd and click on OK.

I am using a HP Pavillion dm3.

Thanks.
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May 13, 2011 at 02:33 PM
Just click on "Start" or press the Windows logo in your keyboard, then type run in the search address. Click on it and type "cmd" then Enter.
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Really Great! Working....
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