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Vista and Maxtor One Touch

by laasen / April 2, 2008 5:49 PM PDT

The Windows vista on my new Dell XPS system and it doesn't see files that I transferred over from Maxtor to computer. They show up as folders: found.000 and subfolders: dir0000.chk.

Western Digital support told me that I copied only shortcuts to the drive. Hmmm...I am possitive that I copied the original files.

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A result of chkdsk...
by John.Wilkinson / April 3, 2008 4:22 AM PDT

If Windows detects file corruption chkdsk is run automatically at boot (with 5 seconds to abort) to find, and attempt recovery of, any files affected. You can try opening the files with a text editor to see what they originally were, and you may have luck changing the extension to JPG, DOC, etc where appropriate, but you'd be far better off just deleting them and recovering the missing files from backup.


P.S. It's not an issue of copying shortcuts.

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just want to confirm.....
by butterfly501 / February 28, 2010 10:22 AM PST
In reply to: A result of chkdsk...

i can delete the dir0000.chk,dir0001.chk,etc....
and then do a backup???
i just know ive got the dir0000.chk issues and i also have a maxtor drive too and the dir0000.chk files are taking up all my ram on c:drive-in other words im past 15% left space before full100%of c:drive....i hope i said that right? i baught the maxtor(i.e.e:drive ) to help to keep from overloading c:drive, i guess this is what we call computer stupid???

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