Ext hdd shows 2.67GB of 1.81 TB free but folders are empty

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MrNobody2014
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R2D2_WD
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have been checking various bbs about this issue and tried some things (changing folder options or file attributes ) but when I examined the folder options and file attribs, they did not show as needing change, i.e. folders & files were not checked as hidden, and the attrib advice always results in a delayed write failure error regarding Vuze (which was not running at the time). Have several ext hdd but only one is affected. They are connected via usb hubs and just recently (today) added a batt bkup. Hooked one usb hub up to another and That may have caused the issue but don't know How or What. Have since then disconnected the hub-on-hub so that each have their own connection to the computer. This particular drive is also being used as a temporary download folder for some xtra-large files. Would it be a matter of disconnecting the affected ext hdd then reconnecting and assigning a new drive letter designation? Any help would be welcomed.

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Sep 7, 2014 at 05:01 AM
try procedure in video. i think it will solve your problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DByR8WmkUG0
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Sep 8, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Hi there,

At first sight it seems to me you are facing some partition error or a corrupted file issues, which may be related to connectivity issues during writing process. I would start with running chkdsk/f,/r commands and see the results. Assigning a drive letter may improve the situations, so go for it. If I were you, I would backup my data and format the drive. If you suspect some drive issues, check it with Data Lifeguard Diagnostics as a precaution measure.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/technet-magazine/dd637756(v=msdn.10)?redirectedfrom=MSDN - chkdsk commands
https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?DL - Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows

Hope this helps

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