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Old 02-01-2011, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm running 7 Home 32-bit on Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 machine with 4 GB or DDR2 RAM and ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card.

I have a 400 GB HDD (C), a 600 GB HDD (E) as well as a 1.5 TB Iomega external HDD (F).

All program et cetera are stored on C, and any download stuff is kept temporarily on E. I then move anything I want to keep and backup onto F (external).

I had download around 200 files, each ranging from 300 MB to 550 MB. However, not long after I'd moved them onto my F drive, they went missing. 200~ files... Completely gone. I definitely hadn't deleted them or anything. They took a long time no find and obviously to download, so this is a bit annoying.

Any ideas what might have happened, how to prevent it from happening in the future and how (if at all possible) to retrieve the files?

Thanks for reading,


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Old 02-01-2011, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Missing files issue

Make sure you always 'safely remove device' before you turn off/unplug your external HD. I've seen file go poof when this is not done.
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