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Hidden Files Problems

by jcosgrove4340 / March 10, 2008 4:05 AM PDT

I recently tried transfer files from my Western Digital protable 500 Gb hardrive to my computer.
I clicked on the Western Digital icon and dragged to my c drive and dropped it.
About a third of the way through the file transfer stopped and recieved message concerning hidden files.
I disconnect the portable hardrive.
Now when I plug in the portible hardrive and hit the icon to open it, it takes an extremely long time to open and then runs very slow.
Can anyone help me with this problem?
Thank you, Jim

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Try converting the drive to NTFS
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 4:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Hidden Files Problems

It's more damage resistant than the FAT32 the drives are supplied in.

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R. just a quick question
by tylersmiller / March 10, 2008 12:03 PM PDT

about formating an external drive. I have a 750 Western Digital drive, and is it OK to convert the entire thing to NTFS? I thought it would mess it up, (the read and write ability) as I found out with my 12GB flash drive?


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