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large folder missing on external hardisk

Q: large folder missing on external hardisk


Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;

A: large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data it.....

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...

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I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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hey, i have a 500gb classic freecom hard disk which had basically got every GB used so fairly important to get it working!

it had only happened 1 week ago,

the unit will be recognised by windows but wont appear as a drive.

if i go under the device manager it will appear as USB device

i have googled and tried a few things such as plugging direct into the wall as i use a surge protected multi adapter, and tried a different USB cable. but to no avail it wont appear, since i had the problem i managed to get it to appear 1-2 times but as soon as i turn it off its like a lottery to try and get it back connected

A:External Hardisk Help!

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Device:- Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
PNP Device id:- PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C8&SUBSYS_27C88086&REV_01\3&11583659&0&E8
error code generating- 43
How can I remove this error and be able to support my external harddisk of 250 GB

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hi everyone, i had a century external USB handisk case with 160gb seagate sata hardisk connected with my PC, this ex. hardisk work fine when i connected to windows, it can be detected, read and write, everything just fine, but if i turn on my PC while i'm connecting with the ex. hardisk, the PC freeze on the below screen, this matter only appear when the ex.hardisk connected to PC and turn on, if i unplug the seagate hardisk and just connect with the century external USB hardisk case, the computer will turn on finely without and freeze of screen, the only thing i can do is to unplug the hardisk first for the turning on the PC, then plug the hardisk back when it the windows totally start up, can anyone tell me why would this happened? and are there anyway to solve this problem so i don't have to unplug and plug the hardisk every time i start my PC? thx alot~

P.S. i'm using windows 7, and my MB is MAGIC PRO MP-AKX Extreme, as i remember, this only happened on windows 7, cause there is no problem when i was using XP...

A:External Hardisk start up problem

go into your Bios and make sure that your main hard drive that holds your OS is the only bootable drive marked active under boot devices turn off boot from other devices then try to boot with the external plugged in

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Hi I have a WD hard disk, recently I was in a busy cyber cafe to print something, the man who was printing pulled the hardisk out without safely removing, now windows asks me to format it and it has become RAW.
There is also an error saying that it is inaccessible every time I open it in mycomputer or even when I use run.

A:External Hardisk error 'e:\ is not accessible'

1. Do not panic. Keep your cool.

2. Do not format that volume/drive.

3. Do not on any count run check disk.

Now you said RAW. Please post a screenshot of how your drive/s look in Disk Management. I want to confirm that it indeed is RAW.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Once confirmed, you can straightaway head to the topic Recovery with Partition Wizard: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
in my thread Recover a flash drive turned RAW ? Partition Wizard and TestDisk. and use the Partiton Recovery Wizard.

Download and install the the latest version of MiniTools Partition Wizard 7.8 from Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. to run the Partition Recovery Wizard in it

But that after confirmation as aforesaid.

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guys, i got an external hardsk USB cable that have 3 heads. what is the use of the extra end?

tnx! =)

A:curiousity ^^ external hardisk cable

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I have internal harddrive i convert to external cos my laptop dead...when i plug
it to my old PC that files detected .ink shortuct and detected by antvirus but fortunately i not click "Fix Now"
makes my all file dissapear i try plug to another laptop yeah i can open it but files still detected shortcut only 2kb

A:Files hardisk external detected

See How to Remove Shortcut Virus Permanently ? Techchore for various methods

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Someone, please help me,,
WD Smartware external hard drive, a week ago I plug it into the PC, after it comes in contact currents, and my PC died, after restart,, my hard drive was not detected PC, virtual typically appear to unlock the CD, but virtual blank cd and do not show whatever, I really need the data on my hard drive,
someone please help me.

A:Virtual CD for WD Smartware external hardisk blank

I don't understand anything in the middle of your post.

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My toshiba external usb hardisk doesnt work when i try to connect it to my

system whereas it works on the dealer's computer as well as a few different

machines - Same Windows xp Sp2

Here's what happens when i PLug it in my system

1. Windows says ur new usb device is installed and ready to use

2. No drive icon appears in My computer or explorer

3. It shows up in Device Manager as This generic usb drive usb device

4. When i say Populate volume under Device Manager i get this manager "

voulme information for this disk cannot be found.this may happen if the disk

is a 1394 or a usb device on a windows 2000 machine

5. NO drive letter or anything of this usb hardisk shows up in DISK


Here's wot i did to try and solve the problem

1. I checked it on all usb ports of my computer - Same thing

2. I Formatted the usb hardisk using windows 98 -fat 32 and changed the drive

letters to "x" y " to prevent and drive letter conflicts (created 2


3.I checked my uSB drivers it says this ..' VIA USB ENCHANCED HOSt controller


4. i checked this usb hardisk on an old machine and i got this message - you

are connecting a high speed device into blah blah but it worked just fine "

5. i connected another external hardisk and it works fine

6. i connected many flash drives and digital camera's on these usb ports

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Hello Guys,
My Files in External Hardisk is unreadable eg.(Word,Excel,Dwg. Etc).
My PC was attacked by Ransomware Cryptowall 3.
How to decrypt and open the files without paying.

A:Decrypt my Files in External Hardisk Encrypted by Cryptowall 3

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good day for everyone.

em, i m do some experiment with try to boot the external 2.5" notebook hardisk which are installed a window xp software but not success.

is that anyway or method or any operating system that can b boot when using an external hardisk (either ATA hardisk or notebook hardisk) with USB connection?

some one got doing this experiment?

thanks for those helper and have a nice day to every one.


A:boot WindowXP with External USB EIDE notebook hardisk

as it's a little hard for me to understand your questions, i can only really guess at what you are asking.

here is my attempt.

Q: is it possible to boot a pc with an external USB drive case with a laptop EIDE hard disk inside it?

A: yes, and it's not even that hard. however, your motherboard must support boot from USB for this to work.

there is a number of boards available that will do this, almost all of the newest ones can.

many people run linux on external USB disk cases, and even the USB thumbdrives as well.

also, the fact that it's a laptop hard disk shouldn't even matter. once it's in the case, it's just a USB storage device. (unless your USB hard disk case takes a funny driver.)

however, if the USB enclosure is made for a standard 3.5" IDE disk, then you will need a 5$ adapter too.

i hope that helps.

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The folder still will not delete from the Toshiba external drive. On the external drive I have 4 folders which total 705 GB but the properties say that there is 888GB used space and only 45 GB free space. I ran chkdsk but after it had run for hours it said that there was insufficient space. I deleted many files from the drive, the recycle bin on the desktop and the one on the external drive were both empty, I ran Seatools long generic scan which came back as 'pass'. I've run anti-virus checks too. I've shown hidden files and folders and protected system folders but this didn't help to find out where my space has gone. I've been trying to remember the name of any of the deleted files with the idea to carry out a search of the whole drive to see if that brings up anything but at the moment I can't remember any of the deleted file names.

I've remembered that, not long before this problem arose, I was typing something and one of the fingers of my left hand caught a key and a small message flashed on the screen but it didn't stay long enough to read it, I have no idea which key it was but it was in the lower left area of the keyboard around where the windows key is located, and, with typing so quickly I could have hit a key with my right hand at the same time and I'm wondering if this has done some weird system thing causing 2 problems the first being the missing space and the second being the folder and files that will not delete.

Getting desperate, ca... Read more

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I go to Character map looking for the large i ,looks like 2 large T and the ohter one flipped over.Does Character map Not have this one ?

A:Character map missing the large i ,looks like 2 large T

the strange thing is after I posted this I see my I that I want ,but while i was typing i was only getting a capital i that looks like a line. Also when i copy and paste the correct I , after pasting , the i turns back into a stupid line. any ideas ?

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I'm looking to buy a new external HD for backup and storage and as my past experience is that they never end up being big enough I've decided to go for broke and buy a 4 TB one - I'm surprised how relatively cheap large HDs have become. However, whilst looking at reviews someone mentioned in passing that Win 7 is not really happy with anything above 2 TB and that anything larger should be partitioned. Would anyone agree or disagree with this?

A:Partitioning a large external HD

The limit is actually 2.2GB. Just make 2 times 2GB partitions and you will be OK.

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I have a 2 Tb Hdd in an external enclosure that I formatted when I first got it. Formatting as NTFS in Windows gave me 2 partitions; (OS) I is listed as 465 Gbs (has an old backup); the other is (K) 1.36 TB. I want the entire Hdd as 1 large storage unit. How to remove the (OS) I partition without moving data or deleting the large K partition; is it possible?

A:How to make 1 large partition on a 2 TB external HDD

Normally, you'd boot from C on Disk 0, go to Windows Disk Management, right click on I and delete it. Then use something like Partition Wizard to add that freed up space to K.

But I see that disk 1 is "dynamic". Not good. You'd want it to be "basic", like the partitions on Disk 0. Dynamic partitions are not standard, so you must have explicitly chosen dynamic at some point.

So, I'd try to get rid of dynamic partitions altogether.

Certain applications supposedly can convert from dynamic to basic without moving data, but I'd be afraid of that. The better idea would be to copy whatever is on K to some other drive entirely and then delete all partitions from Disk 1 and remake partitions as necessary, all as "basic".

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I have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB drive that I cannot get to work in my HD Enclosure.

Someone said the enclosure must support Large Drives (48bitLBA).

I have an inexpensive Nexxtech enclosure. It is only a few months old. However, I can't find any info about whether it will support the drive. Can't even find the model number.

BTW, the drive contains data in three different partitions. It was installed internally on my wife's old computer.

Anyway, most enclosures don't even say whether they support larg drives.

I'm running WinXP-Home SP2.

Any suggestions?


Jim in NM

A:External USB HD Enclosure for Large Drives

Is it SATA or PATA? If it's PATA did you set the jumper to Cable Select?

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I'm trying to move a 11GB file from my internal harddrive to an external one via firewire. I have both a 250GB LaCie ext HDD and a 500GB Maxtor ext HDD. The Maxtor is completely free and empty. Anyways, when I try copying the 11GB file to either HDD, a message pops up saying "Cannot copy [filename]. There is not enough free disk space." I was able, however, to copy a folder containing a total of 35GB to both HDDs (the folder contained lots of small files all under 20MB). Transferring a single 2GB file works for both as well. So it seems as though larger file sizes don't want to transfer, but why?

I have two internal HDDs and am able to transfer large files back and forth between them just fine.

Here are my comp specs:
Dell XPS 700
Intel Core 2 Duo
Windows XP
Media Center Edition
2.66GHz, 2GB RAM

A:Can't move large file to external HDD

the maximum file size supported in FAT32 is 4 GB.

you may convert the file system of your external drive to NTFS, which renders the drive useles to certain operating systems that do not have native NTFS support.

How to convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt:

1. Open Command Prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

2. In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would convert drive D: to the ntfs format. You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.

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Hello. New user here looking for some help. I was cutting and pasting 4 media folders from C:/media/movies to C:/media/TV shows
I cut them. Clicked my media folder link to open it in file explorer and the TV shows folder was missing.
It was just there 5 minutes prior because I was looking to see what files I had there already and what I needed to move over. This folder was pretty large...30ish shows with multiple seasons. I believe it's too large for the recycle bin, but I checked there anyway. I also ensured the view hidden folders option was checked. I can see all other hidden folders. Not sure how that would have happened anyway. Also, a search for file names produces nothing. This is the only drive on the PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't notice a big increase of free space as if it was deleted. All other folders in C:/media ate still intact.

A:large folder vanished

Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
If you've cut and it hasn't appeared, try pasting again to see if it was just a glitch
Try GetDataBack Simple from here:
The free version will tell you if there's something left to recover - then they'll want money if you want to recover it.
You can also use the free PCInspector from here:

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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what are these index.dat files in this folder?
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\High

Last i checked there is 600,000+ dat files & its over 4gb. seems a waste of space just for internet explorer. With so many files is this an error or a sign something is wrong?


A:Large index.dat folder

I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here:

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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Info about about my system:

My Vista is:
- 32 bit
- Original OS installed on my system
- Its OEM came with my dell XPS 420

-My system is a bit over 3 years old
-I just formatted and reinstalled/ updated my OS a few days ago.
However I was having this problem before the format. I was hoping it would fix it.

I've attached the Zip file with info needed after running the exe file.

A bit about the problem:

The blue screen gives me a

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL_TO due to the partmgr.sys file.

The only time i get this error is when im transfering LARGE files over to my 1TB LACIE external hard drive. I own 2 other External Hard drives and they transfer large files just fine. IF i try to transfer the same files/folder to the LAcie 1TB While transfering It will crash and give me that BSOD. The lacie 1TB is healthy. Ive done 2 days of error testing / tech support with LACIE and the drive is clean. I did a reformat of the drive , i did error scans Etc.. I changed power source, usb cables ALl the same error. I've tested the drive on 5 different computers transfering over the exact same files and it works everytime. So its not a problem with the files OR the Drive itself. I can actually move / transfer/ copy smaller folders or files to the lacie 1tb with no crashing. THe only time it crashes is hwen i try to copy files or folders over 1 gig ( doesnt matter what the files are it just crashes while transfering)

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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A:BSOD when transfering Large files to external HD

IMO you've done the necessary troubleshooting to be able to blame this on the LACIE drive.
There's 3 or 4 basic causes of BSOD's/crashes:
- hardware issues
- Windows issues
- software (driver) issues
- incompatibility issues

- You've ruled out hardware on everything but the LACIE because everything works fine
- You've most likely ruled out Windows issues by reinstalling the OS
- You can rule out incompatibility issues here:
- You can rule out software/driver issues (maybe) by running Driver Verifier according to these instructions:

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click ... Read more

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I don't have the BSOD info yet, and from what I can tell it varies anyway. The first error I received was 0x8007045d but after a clean install of Windows 10 I instead got a BSOD talking about IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

When I get home I want to try testing this specific USB 3.0 port that is on the front case of the Thermaltake Core V1 that I own. I used the left port and I get this issue, the right one didn't seem to cause it. However to make it more confusing I tried a USB 3.0 Flash Drive on the left port and copied the same exact file to it fine. I am unsure how to proceed.

Can someone tell me what I can do to verify the USB 3.0 port is functioning properly? I ordered one of these online but until it arrives would like some ideas.

DROK? USB 3 0 Hub Protector Multi Tester

Once I can actually get it to BSOD again I'll post that info.

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I am hoping that this is the proper forum to seek assistance for problems with external hard drives. I will pose my question and see if anyone has had a similar problem and if so, how was it resolved:

I have a Maxtor external HDD and a Seagate FreeAgent external HDD and when I attempt to copy large files or videos to these drives I get an error message that tells me Windows XP Home failed to copy all of the files and suggests it is a network or driver problem - then usually my PC freezes up and I have to do a power shutdown and reboot. The file I attempted to copy is incomplete.

I have Win XP Home on a Compaq pc with 960 MB of RAM.

Seagate tells me it is a Windows problem - could it be a USB driver problem? if so how do I troubleshoot it?

Many thanks for any input.


A:PC freezes when copying large files to external HDD

Because AntiVirus is probably scanning the files
And Windows is using lots of memory
And the USB HardDrive may be fragmented or even in need of a check Disk
It's hard to tell.

You could try in Safe Mode (F8 Repeatively during system startup)
Then go to My Computer and try again
If it fails in Safe Mode, it's probably:
Faulty Ram: run Memtest for 7 Passes
Faulty HardDrive run CheckDisk on the drive (right click-Properties-Tools)
Or it can be Pagefile set too low (Right click My Computer-Properties-Advanced...)

I'd also recommend CCleaner (in Normal mode again) and Defrag both drives

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Hey, I have a Lacie external drive of 500GB total space. It has around 468 GB of free space still available. However, I am unable to move a certain file from my internal hard drive. It is a .ISO file at roughly 4.5 GB. Any time I try, an error pops up claiming that the hard drive does not have enough space. I can move smaller files (100 MBs for instance) without any issues.

Help is appreciated.

A:Cannot move large files into External Drive

Is your external drive formatted in FAT32 by chance? If so then that would be why small files work and large ones do not, with FAT32 the file size is limited to just under 4GB.

You'd need to reformat or convert the file system to NTFS on the external drive to allow it to store files 4GB and larger.

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I'm trying to do a simple back up. One 12g folder transfer to an external hard drive. Drag and dropping will will stop working about 1/4 of the way through. I tried TeraCopy and that gets through about 6g before it stops working.

Any idea what is wrong?

A:Can't transfer large file to external drive

How is your hard drive formatted? Is it fat32 or NTFS?

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Hi, there...
I have several network drives connected to my system. One of them has 8 dynamic drives (8TB) connected to each other as one whole.
When I copy to the above mentioned drive (or rather drag and drop) a folder with the very large files inside (total size is between 1.5 or 2 to 4.5 GB) my system crashes.
Attached is a zipped file with Minidump files.

There is an image file as well that I took using my cell after I followed the instruction to change the registry a bit. Overall --> It didn't work (Although I WAS able to copy 5-6 files before the crash, but at the same time I saw the difference how the system was slower than usually)...

The interesting thing is that the crashes don't happen all the time. I can transfer several files, one at the time without any problem at all. But after copying like 4-5 or 6 the system crashes...

I have been analyzing the Mini Dump files for quite a while already but without obvious success...

I hope somebody would be kind enough to discuss the problem with me...
Please, feel free to post any questions you may want to ask me...

P.S. System: Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
2.86 GB of RAM
(Well, there are actually 4 sticks of Memory, each 1GB --> So, totally 4GB of RAM)

A:PC crashes when copying large files to external HDD

States it is a memory issue, which I don't doubt with 4 Gig of Ram on Xp
Also at one stage System Restore was running when you were copying the files, it just fell over in a clump.

I'd suggest you remove 2 of the 1 Gigs of Ram
Adjust your pagefile to say ~ approx 2000 Min and max (even that's a lot)
(This is done in System control panel applet- then Advanced- top Settings-Advanced-Change)

Also probably a good idea to either turn off System Restore (your choice) or at least remove the old (or recently) created restore points:
Clear system restore points

Clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
Select the More options tab
Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

If all else fails, try Memtest (for 7 Passes)

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Yup, it's been happening ever since the install. Everytime I perform large transfers or transfer of many files, windows seems to unmount it smack dab in the middle of the operation! And the copying windows doesn't respond to conventional methods of exiting. This has been a problem for a while, and if there are any solutions or wordarounds please do tell or share experiences.

A:7 umounts external drive during large transfers?

Quote: Originally Posted by ChazZeromus

Everytime I perform large transfers or transfer of many files, windows seems to unmount it smack dab in the middle of the operation!

Hi Chazzeromus,

Your device is becoming overloaded/overheated due to the transfer operation and its controller chipset is resetting, This is usually an indicator that it needs replacing before it ceases working altogether


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hi-i have just realised that my firefox folder is about 750mb in size.there are two files in it labelled-video.avi.ddp.they are both approx 350.oo mb in size it normal to have these files?can i safely delete them?

A:[SOLVED] large firefox folder

Which Firefox folder are they in? You normally have two. One in Program Files and one in Application Data. The second one is your profile and is the one that would be more likely to get large.

Are those files in the cache?

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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
2) My c:\WinNT\system32 folder is 10gb

A:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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i am trying to copy a 300 bg folder from one hdd to another

all i get is effor message "cannot copy file"

is there a reason for this

i have actualy copyed this folder before so i no not understand


A:error when trying to copy large folder

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Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a shows a big thumbnail instead of small?

like this:

A:One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Choose Customize
Select "Choose Picture"
Find a picture that looks like a Racing car (ie your example)

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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in my intel dir is a folder called "analyze", it is 27gb large (see screenshot) is it okay to delete this Intel dir., (i think it is related to the "Intel Driver Update Utility 2.2" program) or rather, can i safe uninstall this program? i still am using Vista.

thanx in advance

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I've heard that folders that contain more than 4GB's of data are prone to become corrupt or possibly crash the HD. With that in mind I have organized my music into one folder and then 4 subfolders each containing about 4GB's each. Any truth to this?
I have also heard that file size is an issue with .pst's which makes more sense.

A:Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

No its not true at all

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Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A:large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation


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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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I am trying to use a 500 gig sata drive for storage transferring data through a USB to hard disk tool/cable.

The tool is a Vantec USB to IDE/SATA adapter. Vantec ? Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - CB-ISATAU2 - 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter

I bought it to be able to have more storage for my laptop and at 20 bucks it was cheap solution cus I already had a new 500 gig drive.

I haven't really used it much and this is the first time I tried to transfer something with large file sizes. I do not know if it's the tool, hardware limitation but I suspect it's the file system on the external drive?

It's Fat 32. I Can format it with NTSF and try to recopy the data.. ( luckily as I had not moved. only copied it)

I don't remember now but there was a reason I left it as Fat 32. Does this sound like it should fix the problem or should i try another solution first?


I remember why I wanted to leave the drive Fat 32. That was so I could also use the device and drive to copy data over from my Linux and BSD operating systems. Bummer unless I find a way around this.

A:6 gig ISO file XFer from win7 to external drive says it's too large?

File Allocation Table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GB minus 1 byte or 4,294,967,295 bytes."

Looks like your suspicions are correct.

I'd think the solution is to make 2 partitions on that 500 GB drive: a FAT32 partition for Linux/BSD and an NTFS partition for Windows. Or two entirely different drives.

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I have a 500GB external Hard Drive that I need to use at home with my Windows 7 PC and at school where I use a Mac.

I know NTFS is for Windows only and I know FAT32 works on both Windows and Mac.

However I have been unable to format my external hard drvie to FAT32. Only to exFAT which doesnt work on Windows.

I have tried in CMD using the format fs=FAT32 quick but it told be my hard drive is too big.

Any ideas?


A:How to format large external Hard Drive to FAT32

Nevermind lol I used a program called guiformat.exe - worked like a charm. I decided to leave this post up in case it helps someone else.

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I have a 119gig .bkf file on my desktop and I'm trying to move it to a new 320gig external HD. I keep getting a message there's not enough space on the disk. If I reformat the external HD from FAT to NTFS would that work or do I have start the backup utility and save to the external HD? The .bkf file on my desk top took almost 8 hours to create. Don't want to do it again if I don't have to. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Thanks for your time!

A:Moving large files to external hard drive

I believe that formatting to a step in the right direction.FAT32 file systems have a file size limitation of 4GB,

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I have an all-in-one desktop computer with a 1 TB internal HDD. When I first got the computer, I did not understand how helpful it would have been to create a separate partition just for my data. Because of the location of the OEM partition, I would have had to use a third-party program to move it and create the data partition.

I ended up just using the built-in utility to create my system image that included a lot of data. My external HDD was only 1 TB. At the time I didn't understand how useful it would have been to have a larger external so that I could keep more than one image without having to write over the old one while saving a new image.

I have finally purchased a 3 TB external hard drive. I am wondering whether there is any need or advantage to partitioning it before I start using it?

I also have been considering imaging the whole HDD, and then also using SyncToy to back up all my data files. The data file backups will then be redundant, but it seems they might be more reliable and also easier to access. Will they be accessible folders just like I have in my internal HDD - so if I wanted, I could hook up the external HDD and easily navigate to and play a file that was stored with SyncToy? (I wanted to verify that SyncToy doesn't break large files into smaller segments and zip them like I think Windows Backup does.)

If I am planning to use SyncToy or something like that, would it be best for me to Partition off 1 TB just for that, and save the other 2 G... Read more

A:Large external HDD for backup - Partition? Image and Synctoy?

Blue Skies,
Without knowing what your storage is needed for, it's hard to give you any advice. Backing up your data is a good think but it's hard to say when enough is enough. That 3TB drive is one big puppy and I think if it were me I'd divide it up into 1TB partitions. Why do you need to make a lot of Imaged Backups? I had several at one time myself and I found only the current one is good for anything. That is especially true if you are adding files to your system on a dialy basis.

Why are you worried about compressed files? I don't know anything about the program (SyncToy) but you want to backup only the Files that you make changes to. Having more backups is over kill and will cost you a lot of big bucks.
Good Luck

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Here's the story. I got an external drive today for my laptop and I'm backing up a lot of files and stuff. But this one file(an ISO that's 5.59GBs large) is too large to copy to the external drive(I guess Windows don't like copying large files. Why? I don't know).

I tried zipping the file into a compressed folder but it only made the file a little large than 5.10GBs, which was still too large to copy. So then, I used WinRAR to "compress and email"(I didn't see a compression option without the emailing option so I just did it). After 4 full hours of compressing, it went to my email and all that so I just emailed myself. NOTHING was in there. So then, I looked in the destination folder where I put the compressed file and it wasn't there. Then, I searched for it and found it in a temp folder. So, I dragged it into another folder and it turned into a shortcut for the original file and the 5GBs that I lost during the compressing process didn't return(I deleted my temps and still, no 5GBs).

So, as a result, not only did I NOT get the file on my external drive but I also lost 5GBs on my laptop. What can I do?

A:Help: Copying single large files to an external drive

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Hi all,
I have an HP Spectre laptop. I work in television and have to transfer very large files (70-100gb each). When a drive containing those files are connected, the system will hang - sometimes for a short time, sometimes it requires a hard boot. Not sure what is causing this, but it makes my system completely unusable and makes Win10 useless at my work.

I have tried checking the ALWAYS SHOW ICONS, NEVER THUMBNAILS box in folder options and it doesn't really seem to make a difference.

The first time I had the problem, I was dealing with DNxHD video files. Now I am working with ProRes 422 files and it seems to be even worse.

I know it is not the external device, because it happens on all external drives.

I use ex-FAT formatted flash drives, Mac formatted hard drives (and use Mac Drive to access them) and both have the same issue.

Any thoughts or fixes?

Thank you!

A:Large files on external drive cause system to hang

This seems to be a recurring theme with Windows 10, Windows 10 Freezes when dealing with large (75GB) MOV files - Windows 10 Forums

How bizarre. I routinely deal with large files in Windows 7 and it does not have any issues, moving them from drive to drive, etc. Like I said in the other topic, Windows 10 could be trying to do something dumb like caching the entire file in RAM.

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I apologize in advance for the length of this post, but I want to be thorough.

I have an intermittent problem with external (hot swap) hard drive recognition.

I have the following docks:
> Icy Dock MB171SP-B, internal SATA, powered like an internal drive
> Rosewill RX-358 V2 SLV, using eSATA (also has USB 2.0), external power supply
> StarTech SATADOCKU2E, using eSATA (also has USB 2.0), external power supply

These devices are all connected to the following PCIe card, for which the driver is up to date:
> SIIG SC-SA0R11-S1, DP SATA 6Gb/s 4-Port Hybrid PCIe

I have three external hard drives, all GPT:
> Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001, 3tb, 7200 rpm (data backup #1)
> Toshiba DT01AC300, 3tb, 7200 rpm (data backup #2)
> Seagate ST3320620AS, 320gb, 7200 RPM (older drive, miscellaneous files)

My PC has the following:
> Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H motherboard, set to AHCI
> Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
> C: is a Crucial MX200 250gb SSD (GPT)
> D: (data) is the same model as the backup Toshiba 3tb (GPT)

The Seagate 320gb drive is always recognized quickly in all three docks. When recognized, the 3tb drives will take longer.

But sometimes one of the 3tb drives won't be recognized, and it's happened with both of them. I'll get the Notification Tray balloon telling me the disk's driver has been loaded, but that's all. There's no other message, the drive won't show up in Disk Management or Device Manager, and scanning for hardware changes in Device Manager won't... Read more

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Greetings all??

I am having problems transferring large files between drives. I just put together a new image editing box and have been migrating from WinXP to Win 7 pro 64bit. Except for the few annoying things Win 7 offers like UAC and not letting my open or have access to my own files I like it. I am having a problem though. For years while using XP I would backup to multiple drives just by highlighting large groups of data and dragging it a different/backup drive whether it be internal or external and never had issues. With my new system this is not the case. If I transfer a group of files (about 700gigs worth) mostly images to a freshly formatted 2TB WD MyBook located on a USB 3.0 port and at some point it will BOSD. The time it takes to do this is pretty random, but it never completes the task. The system is fresh with all drivers up to date and the latest Bios. I have been reading for three days now on different reasons this could happen and have come up empty. I would very much appreciate any help that would at least point me in the right direction.

Here is the latest .dmp file. I have several but they are pretty much the same. As much as I try to understand it, it's over my head.

A:BOSD while transfering large blocks of data to usb 3.0 external HD


Uninstall avg from your system,restart.

Use the avgremover to clean any avg fragments.
Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials

Finish with these steps and post back with any results.

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I just spent like 18 hours copying 600K files, 1.33 TB, from a USB 2.0 ext. drive to a 1.36 TB USB 3.0 partition, but at the very end I got a handful of prompts to replace folders that already existed in the newly created folder, asked me to merge the original folder with the one just copied on the destination drive, eventually asking for permission to replace thousands of items and that's what it's doing now. I don't know what's going on. It appears that all files are there in both folders on each drive (with the exception of half a dozen that wouldn't copy due to long filenames).

Nearest I can guess is it is writing DOS names in addition to Windows names so the computer is going to spend more than a dozen more hours doing that.

Windows Explorer copy wrongly offers to merge folders
Windows Explorer copy wrongly offers to merge folders

The folder being copied that is being merged is called Drive(D), probably from a backup of Win 98SE being restored onto a Win XP machine, so it may resemble a system folder to Win 7.

A:Copied 600K files from external to external, Merge Folder?

Mac - Recovering Data ... Sad Story of the "Replace Folder" Dialog Recovering Data ... Sad Story of the "Replace Folder" Dialog - MacRumors Forums

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i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?


A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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I use OE 6 on an XP Pro platform, and I need to move a large block of business emails from one OE folder to another. There are roughly 8,000 emails in this folder, and I need to move half to a new folder so they will compact properly.

Is there a FAST WAY to "Select" or highlight 4,000 out of 8,000 emails? It would take hours to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click all 4,000. Using Edit>Select All will not accomplish what I need. In a regular Windows folder, one can hold the Ctrl key and drag the cursor beside a long list of files to select them. Is there any way to do something similar inside an OE folder? Thanks.

A:Moving a large block of OE 6 emails to a different folder.. How To?

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.

I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 -

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.


The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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looking for software (freeware) that will divide my 1 large folder into small folder w/o modifying any of the files in the folder

A:divide 1 large folder into small folders

If you DID find such software, on what basis would it be dividing this large folder??

And, why not do it yourself from Explorer, by creating new Sub Folders and drag/dropping the files?

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Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

While the above is the most... Read more

A:Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.


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Hello, I want what's inside the external hard drive, to look the same no matter the pc it's plugged into.
So, I found how to change Folder Icons permanently from another thread,..
Now, what remains is changing the folder view, or else the icons won't be clear, so is that even possible?
PS. I know it's kinda OCD ..

A:External Hard Drive, Permanent Folder View (Folder Icon Size)

I did some research , and found that it was possible on windows xp via the "desktop.ini" through "FolderType=string" (eg: pictures, videos), but it seems it's impossible on windows 7.
The reason is that the " Show Common Tasks" in Folder options has been removed from windows 7.

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Hey there,

I bought this hard drive a long time ago, but it's been working A-OK up until a few weeks ago. Here's the problem:

Whenever I try to transfer several large files (pretty much anything above 600 MB) at once from the hard drive to any computer, the hard drive will automatically disconnect and reconnect during the operation. A message will pop up saying "The file is no longer on the hard drive" even though it's still there, and it asks me to retry, skip, or cancel. But every time I press retry, the message keeps popping up and I have to skip the file, thus ruining the whole operation. Ironically, the hard drive doesn't do this when I transfer several large files at once from a computer to the hard drive, so now it feels like the hard drive's holding my stuff hostage.

A lot of the aforementioned large files are important to me, and I need to transfer them from drive to drive, so I need help in fixing this. Any suggestions?

Do you think it could be the USB cable that came with the hard drive? Because it's been bent back and forth numerous times, and that's probably disrupting the connection...

A:External Hard Drive holding large files hostage

It's quite possible. Also, it could be that the hard drive is wearing out and might be giving some errors.

Either way, I would highly recommend transferring the files to a new hard drive before the unthinkable happens. You can usually remove the drive from the external casing and connect it directly to your desktop. If you're unfamiliar with installing a hard drive, I would suggest some assistance from a tech.

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Exactly as the title says. Frequently when I try to transfer a file over ~100 MB to my new external harddrive it freezes up. It is a Hammer 500GB USB External with it's own power source, formatted NTFS (like my internal HD). I really only bought it to store big files on and it's really annoying when it locks up 75% of the time I transfer those big files onto it. My OS is Windows Xp Pro. This occured and occurs before and after a complete reformat/reinstall of my operating system. I tried to run a diagnostic tool on it but the diagnostic itself locked the dang thing up! I am just not familiar with issues like this and don't have a clue where to start to find out what the problem is. Did I just acquire a really crappy external?

A:Computer Freeze When Transferring Large Files to External Harddrive

Does it lock up if you transfer the files from the External HD to your internal one?

Are you using the USB ports at the back of the Tower?

Have you installed all the divers for the PC like Motherboard drivers?

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I realize that this may not be the proper section to post this, but I lost a pretty large chunk of my pictures during a copy and paste to my external. They aren't on the external and they aren't on the original computer either, I've searched the hard drive and nothing. I also looked to see if I had any previous versions available for restore but I do not. Any help or suggestions is appreciated.

A:Lost a large portion of pictures during a copy/paste to my external.

Hello Tyler, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to recovery any from the original location using the free program Recuva.

Hope this helps,

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I have been converting my cd's to mp3s since the first winamp. This process has been extremely time consuming because I have many, many, many cds. Recently I have encountered a bug that continues to plague my priceless collection. I generally keep all my mp3 files in a single folder (over 6,000 files). I use winamp to access my media and create playlists for my mp3s. The problem seems to occur randomly. Very larger portions of my archive disappear when viewing my mp3 folder. Usually I will have ordered sections disappear. i.e (middle b - z gone). They almost seem deleted. The weird thing is that are still availible in a pre-created playlist or media list. Also, I can type the path name (if known) and access the file. I have tried many methods to backup the missing files but I cannot seem to crack this puzzle. Is there any software that might perform a deep scan of my HD for mp3 files and retrieve the missing ones? Then I might be able to back them up and look for a solution to this problem.


A:Sections of Large MP3 Archive Missing

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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read
Also check

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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Hi all.
I have had lots of videos on my hdd for some time now building up a collection of car videos/movies. there is roughly 50gb+ of videos on one partition, 17+gb of these vids are car videos. When I go into my car video folder my HDD light comes on and loads like crazy, and then when I try to open one it takes for ages.

Also another problem which mite be related that I have is, Files go missing, eg. a 700mb car movie. the file is still there it shows all the bytes in properties and that is all correct, but when I try to open it says the file has been "compressed" or something along those terms. I know its not the codec, as I have just about every codec and these movies have worked previously. Especially after reformatting my files go missing from each of my back up partition drives. at the moment, 3.77gb of my fighting videos will not open :(

If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it. its really annoying not to be able to use the stuff on your HDD.

Mr. SaKaTuMi

A:Loads very slowly after opening a large folder of videos

hmmm....defrag your hdd and see if that helps. a good defraggin tool is diskeeper and perfect disk. so far i have experiences with diskeeper and it works great and the program is hella fast.

also since you are running winxp, try booting up with your winxp cd. of course and im sure you know this, you will need to change the boot order in the bios to cdrom as first boot device.

then when you boot up with the winxp cd, choose repair in the main console and it will take you to a command prompt screen. type out " chkdsk /r" without the "". also you will need a space between chkdsk and /r.

after it has finish, bootup to windows and see if this fixes your problem. also scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and malware. good luck

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I'm using Kolor Autopano Pro, on W8 Pro. In this application there is a 'Select images' control which opens an explorer window to choose the images for a pano.

Often it crashes with an exception c0000374, as follows:

Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Stopped working

‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Report sent

Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Kolor\Autopano Pro 3.0\AutopanoPro_x64.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AutopanoPro_x64.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 513f04c4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_58b1
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420
Fault Module Timestamp: 505ab405
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: PCH_1B_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000002C2A
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 58b1
Additional Information 2: 58b107ff772738b9d40473f199a9bbac
Additional Information 3: 398f
Additional Information 4: 398ffb97eb84e25cb020526ceb62d673

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: dae2bdc92438601f1b7abf5ca3a5c973 (104288499)

In particular it crashes if I scroll the window rapidly while the thumbnails are still being populated.
If I scroll it one row at a time to the very end, such that all the thumbnails (from DNG, JPG and TIF files) are filled in then I can use the slider to scroll rapidly up and down the window, no problem at all. Cycling through the different ... Read more

A:Exception when scrolling a folder with 'large icon' view.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also, Please do the following (preferably immediately after the app crashes - it'll be easier for me to scan):
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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i have a R50e thinkpad and i recently bought an external 500Gb hard drive

there isn't a problem with transferring small files up to 5 Gb, but i encounter a problem with files close to that size or above it:

it says that there isn't enough space in the terget drive, when there is clearly enough...

i have about 380 Gb of free space in that drive

is it a problem in my usb or in the drive?

A:transfering large files to external hard drive doesnt work????

What's the file system of the external drive? Click on it in (My) Computer, and check there. If it's FAT32, that's a natural thing to happen. Either try to format it NTFS (will propably slow it down, if even possible), or use an archiver, WinRAR for example, to split your large files into 2-3 GB part archives.

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This past September (2011), I discovered one day after a series of unexplainable issues with a restored file, that a number of backup copies of large files on external USB-connected NTFS drives differed from the source versions still on my hard drive. I also discovered that I could reproduce the issue with newly-copied files.

Here are the specifics of the issue, following a series of experiments:
- On my system, copies of large files, files typically larger than 500MB, are corrupted (altered) roughly 30% of the time when copying them under Windows 7 64-bit to USB-connected NTFS-formatted external drives.

- No error occurs / no error message appears during the copy

- The file size of copy is always identical, whether or not data was altered during the copy process.

- File differences are confirmed via either the command-line "FC" command or a utility such as WinDiff

- The issue impacts copies made via the Windows GUI -OR- via command-line copy or xcopy

- The issue occurs with multiple external USB NTFS-formatted drives, no matter what make or model.

- Subsequent attempts to copy an affected file will ultimately yield an identical copy. This would seem to rule out interference by an external program such as an anti-virus program (and the only AV I am running is Microsoft Security Essentials)

- The USB drives involved pass error checks, and copies made to these drives on other (non W7) systems produce identical copies

- So far, the t... Read more

A:Windows 7 64-bit Corrupting Large Files Copied to External NTFS Drives

I've seen this problem. I downloaded a large zip file and copied it to an external drive. When it was done copying I opened the copy and discovered the corruption. I returned to the original file and discovered it was not corrupt. My second attempt worked fine. I seldom work with files this large so this is the only data point I have. I'll create some large archives and try it a few times over the next few days.

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On my friend's computer, when she tries to use the Filmstrip view on Windows Explorer, the large preview does not appear anywhere. Also, the thumbnails appear at the top of the window rather than at the bottom. This happening on every folder both on her local machine and on her server, and to every user on that computer.

Changing the customization of the folder to something else and then back does not fix it. I made sure she did not have the "Use Classic Folders" set and that the "Show common tasks in folders" setting is set. I also made sure that she was using the Windows XP style for her display. I just don't know what else to try. Is there a way to repair this, or to reinstall that particular pluggin? I imagine there is something wrong set on the registry, but doing a quick search on regedit for "filmstrip" yielded no results. Any one have any ideas?

A:Missing large preview in Filmstrip View

This problem is affecting my computer as well. Any ideas? Anyone? Please?

A note, before anyone says "use the customize tab under Properties"-the customize tab isn't showing up.

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System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.

A:Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

Also, one final note. I ran a chckdsk scan. It got hung up at 74% on Stage 1 and refused to budge from there... Read more

A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

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Sophos Anti-Rootkit - Free Rootkit Detection and Removal Tool

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continue to this thread, I have the same problems, the corrupted files only archives, zip or 7z ... and exe, there are no problems copying larg files like movies for example, no problem when copying via linux in the same laptop, it is a windows issue, I
have all updates installed, nothing missing

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Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?


A:Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.

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I'm having problems when I try to customize my folder icons on VISTA. The icons I usually make is 256x256 px size and when I apply it to my desired folders, the size of the icons is always 32x32 px. When I try to appear it on large icons view, it's still on 32x32 px. It's so frustrating.

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This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.


A:Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

A:Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.

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I've had this problem for a few months, just lived with it. In the attached screen shots, you will see I have no folder trees in any of the pop up Add, Move, or Copy pop ups in Explorer and Windows Media Player. I have no clue if this can be restored to show again. This has happened before I upgraded Media Player so it shouldnt be that. I'm thinking Windows Corruption somewhere. I have not and do not have any malware on this machine or any other that I have networked. My system is clean and runs 1000%. Any ideas on how I can restore the folder trees?

A:Solved: Folder Tree MISSING from Copy, Move, Add Folder popup

Click start > run > type regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll and click ok. If you don't see immediate results, reboot.

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I'm having a bizarre problem with Vista Home 32 bit which suddenly appeared overnight. I put my notebook to sleep the day before, and when I powered it back on this morning, it was on the black & white boot up menu saying the notebook and crashed and had to restart.

I opted to boot windows normally but it kept restarting. Same problem with safe mode.

I tried to repair the installation with the installation disc but that didn't work.

Got to System Restore, tried to restore a previous point, but that failed.

I rebooted again, and miraculously it booted up to the desktop. But I've noticed a few major problems:

1. The program folder in the start menu is empty

2. The system tray has missing icons, most notably network connections

3. A few directories in C:\ are missing . Am sure I didn't delete them.

4. Many applications like MS Office or Adobe Acrobat are missing / have broken links and therefore do not work.

I have 2 user accounts on the notebook and both have similar problems.

When I boot up in Safe Mode, the program folder has a few applications listed, but the other problems remain.

System Restore doesn't work. It returns an error message saying a file's missing or something like that.

I feel something's corrupted but I don't even know how to begin searching for a solution to the problem since the symptoms are all over the place!

Would appreciate any help!

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I just did a clean install of W7, installed MS Security Essentials and moved Favorites folder to a data drive.
I have just found that a lot of folders including AppData folder are missing from my user folder.
What could be wrong?

A:AppData folder is missing from user folder

Nothing is wrong they are just hidden. If you go to Organize - folder and search options - View

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I was wondering what the best way to make sure your external drive is functioning as it should?

Also, how much damage is done if your drive loses power abruptly?

Also, why would someone want a larger drive that needs an additional power source compared to a portable drive?

A:Checking Drives for errors and difference between portable and large external drives

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I did search and find nothing helpful.

I have a USB external drive. Somehow a folder on it is now a "operating system" folder. Whenever I plug in the USB drive I have to click on Tools -> Folder Options and uncheck the box "Hide protected operating system files" on the View tab, or I can not see the folder.

How do I set it as a non - "operating system" folder?

On the properties tab of the folder, the hidden attribute is ticked and greyed out so I can not untick it.

Any ideas?

Best regards,


A:folder missing - system folder?

What is the actual name of this folder?

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I have two icons that I want to assign to two folders. Unfortunately, something has gone wrong. Let me explain what happened step by step:

1. I have two folders: "A" and "B".
2. I have two icons (.ico files): "A" and "B".
3. I place icon "A" in folder "A" and icon "B" in folder "B".
4. I assign icon "A" to folder "A" and icon "B" to folder "B".
5. I notice that I've switched the icons around.
6. I move icon "A" to folder "B" and icon "B" to folder "A".
7. I rename icon "A" to "B" and icon "B" to "A".
8. I assign icon "A" to folder "A" and icon "B" to folder "B".
9. I notice that I still get to see the switched-around icons that I assigned in step 4 in the large and extra large icon views. In the smaller views the folder icons are now correct.

Here's what I did to try solve this problem:

- Follow two tutorials: Icon Cache - Rebuild and Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8 (for .ico files).
- Remove the icon cache using the Disk Cleanup utility.
- Run "sfc /scannow" and "chkdsk /f /r".
- Run CCleaner to cleanup the registry and manually remove some registry keys that I pinpointed by looking for the registry keys that change when I assign an icon to a folder.
- Restart the computer and the "explorer.exe&... Read more

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My grandchild was playing a shooting game, when suddenly the picture when sideways and there was large lettering.

I was able to upright the lettering, but still have the large lettering on the font.

I tryto get into a folder or program, but the large lettering prevents acessing all the information.

I was able to play TW08 golf game with no problems, but when I finished and returned to windows large lettering still there.

Have tried to find somewhere to reduce the size to normal, but unsuccessful.


A:vista home edition large font large lettering

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Okay, here's the rundown as best as I can remember it...

Several years ago (around 10, if I'm approximating), I purchased a slew of components and built my first computer from scratch. Since that time I have run through four power supplies. It seems as though some other component is causing these power supply failures. This is not the purpose of this post, however (but some back story).

Now, I am not the most technically savvy person in the world, and after the second failure, I took the computer to a "professional". While I don't know what he did in its entirety, I did notice a change that confused me. However, as I had decided to be an end user from this point forward and not a techie person, I didn't question it. The change... I could access the user account "Documents" folder from the "My Computer" window but not from within the "Documents and Settings" folder under the root directory.

In other words, if I were to double-click the "My Computer" icon, I would be given the usual options of hard disk drives and CD drives as well as the "Shared Documents" folder and the "_Username_ Documents" folder for the user logged in. (That would by Ahr Neely's Documents for the Ahr Neely user, and as there was only every one user created on the computer it was the only documents folder that should have existed.)

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A:Solved: Missing User Folder from "Documents and Settings" Folder

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Hello to all!

I'm new to this forum and obviously i'm not sure if this is the right place for starting and posting this thread.

Since i'm pritty desperate i'm going to explain the best i can what is really happening and how it all started:

since a few days ago i was noticing that a few files, specifically mp3 files are missing from my music collection. I managed to recover the missing ones and transfer the whole collection to a new drive without issues. Today i've found that some recently downloaded files, including several mp3's where missing again from the new HDD. I started to look around the internet abut the problem and what could be the reasons that causes my files to "vanish" from my HDD. As i was reading, i stoped at one thread in other's site forums that related to some "security" and "user privileges" issues in Win 7. I then tried to "fix" the problem but noticed that the files where still missing.

Next thing i tried was looking for the missing files in some AppData subfolder named something like "virtual backup" or something. That was the last time i saw the "user" folder and the last time y accessed my local drive. Turned out the folder just dissapeared from the screen after a short "access denied" dialog box (error). After that, all of my desktop icons dissapeared and my c: drive went like it's empty and can't be accessed, still i can see the drive lying there and every time i run a virus ... Read more

A:Missing files, missing "user" folder, can't access local drive

Viruses do things like that. The scenario sounds familiar. Scan with Malwarebytes. The free version is good enough.

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

A:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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