file names and folder names have been changed into some values automatically

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by harish9999, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. harish9999

    harish9999 Guest

    Hi There,
    Can anyone please help me. one of My Major folder in my Externa
    hard(western digital 1TB) drive is not accessible at all.. their fil
    names and folder names have been changed into some values, and folder
    in it have turned into 0 kb. but the root folder shows the accurate siz
    of all the folders even the one which is corrupted.. So is there an
    possibility to recover that folder. which has all my major works in it

    Error: file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect!

    *Thanks in Advance..
    harish9999, Jul 11, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    1. What happens if you attach the drive to a different computer?
    2. What antivirus do you have installed?
    3. If this is a My Book, what do Western Digital tech support say?

    Malke, Jul 11, 2008
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  3. harish9999

    harish9999 Guest

    Thanks for ur reply Malke,
    yeah i have tried connecting to a different laptop but its still shows
    the same..
    and i use avg 7.5 free edition. and i haven't talked to western digital
    tech support yet.
    i think they wont care about the data other than, if its a hardware
    harish9999, Jul 11, 2008
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    Jim5753 Guest

    Hi Harish, did you manage to solve this? Any solution

    I'm also facing the same problem right now with my external hard driv
    and it affected most of my important folders.

    Can anyone please help me.

    Jim5753, Dec 1, 2008
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