lost files on my HD-CEU2 Buffalo 1tb drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by adamneson1977, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. i have a laptop with vista home basic installed, i recently bought a 1t
    buffalo HD-CEU2 external hardrive, i simply plugged it in and starte
    transfering a large number of files to it without running th
    installation software that came with it, i also didnt convert it fro
    fat32 to ntfs, after a week all the fies in one of the folder
    disappeared and it said it now registered 0 bites, when there was
    about 1gb of stuff in there, the file wouldnt delete, but coud b
    renamed, later scandisk deleted it, about 3 weeks ago all the fies o
    the drive disappeared, the drive read empty except for a file listed a
    a EU2 file named after the drive, but the drive still read as been 800g
    ie the almost 200gb of files were still in there somewhere, i ran th
    installation software that came with the drive and during th
    installation converted it to ntfs and once completed all the files cam
    back, then 2 weeks ago it stopped alowing me to enter the drive by doub
    clicking on the icon on the desktop or going through my computer, i
    woud open if you right clicked and chose explore, then on sunda
    afternoon it happened again all the file disappeared replaced by th
    singe EU2 file, but the drive still says almost 200gb has been used, no
    though it will alow me to access by doube cicking on the icon, also th
    drive has renamed itsef as Local Disk E: when previously it was liste
    as HD-CEU2 everywhere, it also says it is now fat32 again, als
    previously when you tried to safey remove hardware, it wouldnt let yo
    saying the device was still in use, but now it alows you to safel
    remove it, pleas tell me how to get bak these files i do have some o
    them backed up, but not all, it would be horrible if i couldnt recove
    them please help
     
    adamneson1977, Mar 9, 2009
    #1
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    i have a laptop with vista home basic installed, i recently bought a 1tb
    buffalo HD-CEU2 external hardrive, i simply plugged it in and started
    transfering a large number of files to it without running the
    installation software that came with it, i also didnt convert it from
    fat32 to ntfs, after a week all the fies in one of the folders
    disappeared and it said it now registered 0 bites, when there was a
    about 1gb of stuff in there, the file wouldnt delete, but coud be
    renamed, later scandisk deleted it, about 3 weeks ago all the fies on
    the drive disappeared, the drive read empty except for a file listed as
    a EU2 file named after the drive, but the drive still read as been 800gb
    ie the almost 200gb of files were still in there somewhere, i ran the
    installation software that came with the drive and during the
    installation converted it to ntfs and once completed all the files came
    back, then 2 weeks ago it stopped alowing me to enter the drive by doube
    clicking on the icon on the desktop or going through my computer, it
    woud open if you right clicked and chose explore, then on sunday
    afternoon it happened again all the file disappeared replaced by the
    singe EU2 file, but the drive still says almost 200gb has been used, now
    though it will alow me to access by doube cicking on the icon, also the
    drive has renamed itsef as Local Disk E: when previously it was listed
    as HD-CEU2 everywhere, it also says it is now fat32 again, also
    previously when you tried to safey remove hardware, it wouldnt let you
    saying the device was still in use, but now it alows you to safely
    remove it, pleas tell me how to get bak these files i do have some of
    them backed up, but not all, it would be horrible if i couldnt recover
    them please help.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Mar 9, 2009
    #2
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