Files in external hard drive missing, all folders empty

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darks75 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday December 29, 2015 Status Member Last seen December 29, 2015 - Dec 29, 2015 at 04:33 PM
 Gg - Mar 6, 2017 at 04:54 AM
Hello,

I have problem with my external hard drive (1tb, Transcend, FAT32 filesystem). All folders are shown as empty but the data is still present (730 gb free of 930gb).

I tried the attrib command (attrib -h -r -s /s /d f:\*.* ) to retrieve my files but with no success. It says:
Unable to change attribute - F:foldername1
Unable to change attribute - F:foldername2
etc

Hope someone can help. Thank you in advance.

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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,237
Dec 29, 2015 at 04:51 PM
Try this 1

Click on Start --> In search box, type control folders and press Enter.

"Folder Options" will be opened. Click on the "View" tab.

Now select the option "Show hidden files, folders or drives"

and uncheck the check box "Hide protected operating system files" -->

Click on "OK" button.

Now look for your files in your E- drive.

Later undo the changes you have made by once again going to "Folder

Options" --> Click on "View" tab and click on "Restore Defaults" button -->

Click on "OK".

Good Luck
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darks75 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday December 29, 2015 Status Member Last seen December 29, 2015
Dec 29, 2015 at 05:32 PM
Unfortunately, there is no change but ty anyway.
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Gg > darks75 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday December 29, 2015 Status Member Last seen December 29, 2015
Mar 6, 2017 at 04:54 AM
Were u able to solve it
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