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Old 08-15-2006, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey any help would this would be GREATLY apprciated.

One of the hard drives on my pc [250gb drive , drive E:\] has about 180gb of that data inside one folder. Today I went to open the folder and the pc locked up for a second and then said that DRIVE E:\ is not formated and asked if I wanted to format it. If I select no and try to access the folder again it does the same thing. I cannot risk loosing any of the data that is inside this folder on this drive. IF anyone could try and help me access the files inside this folder I would be so appriciative!!!

Someone please help....


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All other folders on the drive open just fine...
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It also says that there is 0 bytes in the folder when there should be over 110gb ...

Is there any sort of program that will repair something like this...

When I right click the drive in my computer and check properties it says used space 184gb...but then when I go into the E:\ drive and select all the folders and select properties it says there is only 74.2gb used ?

The other 110gb is in that folder that I am not able to access....
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can you access that folder throught the command line interface

cd E:\folder

dir

what comes up ?

also try a checkdisk and have it repair any bad sectors.

if that doesnt work try this thread. mabey the files got corrupt
http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...hreadid=118244
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can you see the drive in diskmgmt.msc via run?
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Thank you very much for the reply..

sorry I am lost when it comes to dos prompt..


the directory is

E:\XBOX 360\GAMES\PATCHED AND TESTED\

how exactally would I get to that threw cmd prompt?


Also how do I do a checkdisk?


Thanks again for the reply...I am soo desperate here...
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can you see the drive in diskmgmt.msc via run?
Yes yes , I can see the drive fine..

Its a folder inside the drive that I cannot access


thnx for the reply though
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see if this can help


http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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see if this can help


http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

Didnt do anything...

Looks like its just a program that runs in the backround...and it allows you to delete any file you want i'm assuming?

thnx for the help though
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have you tried to disconnect it and reconnect it yet?
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you would enter this


c:\documents and settings\user> cd E:\XBOX 360\GAMES\PATCHED AND TESTED\

c:\documents and settings\user> dir

and tell us if it freezes or not when you try and get the listing.

as for the check disk right click the drive in my computer > properties > tools tab > error checking > check now > check both boxes > then start
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