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Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« on: December 21, 2018, 09:04:20 PM »
So I tried to listen to a show on my Player and I'd screwed up the setlist. So I got on the computer to fix the misses, and I notice a shitload of files from the Passport are gone. WTF. The external is a 2tb WD drive. Anyone have his happen?

I have almost all the files in a couple of places, and I have Backblaze so not a huge deal. My lappie has limited storage so I really need to use an external but am assuming this ones a dud, only a few months old. 😬

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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 09:56:43 PM »
What OS? I'd run a disk check (method depends on OS) on it first. If that checks out OK, are you using any kind of syncing/backup software?

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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 10:11:35 PM »
seach for something you can think of that's missing and see if they got moved?


Or analyze the directories with something like Grand Perspective on the mac, or Tree Size Free for pc


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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 11:45:02 PM »
What OS? I'd run a disk check (method depends on OS) on it first. If that checks out OK, are you using any kind of syncing/backup software?

Disk checks out. To my knowledge I don’t have any synch/backup software.
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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 11:45:36 PM »
What OS? I'd run a disk check (method depends on OS) on it first. If that checks out OK, are you using any kind of syncing/backup software?
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I do have backblaze
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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 11:59:41 PM »
You may have inadvertently dragged the missing folders into another folder.  I've done that.

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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 10:47:33 AM »
You may have inadvertently dragged the missing folders into another folder.  I've done that.
Wouldn’t the used gb space reflect that? It’s about half of what it was.
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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 04:22:25 PM »
If it's a PC, you could try ZAR (Zero Assumption Recovery) to do forensics?
It might take a day or two on a large drive, and might or might not recover much or most, but it sounds like you'll be utilizing that Backblaze subscription.


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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 05:08:21 PM »
Thanks all I’m thinking my dumbass deleted by accident. It’s all on another drive. Dolt
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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2018, 10:01:48 AM »
Ahhh, the ol' left my files in my other pants variant.  Been there done that. All part of being over (or pushing) 60.  ;D  Feel lucky that you're only trying to manage one or two externals.  Me? I've got 6 that are connected and 4 that are on the shelf as deep archives.
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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2018, 10:40:20 AM »
Thanks all I’m thinking my dumbass deleted by accident. It’s all on another drive. Dolt

Been there, done that.

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Glad you found them. 

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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2018, 03:14:31 PM »
Ahhh, the ol' left my files in my other pants variant.  Been there done that. All part of being over (or pushing) 60.  ;D  Feel lucky that you're only trying to manage one or two externals.  Me? I've got 6 that are connected and 4 that are on the shelf as deep archives.
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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2018, 07:25:26 PM »
Ahhh, the ol' left my files in my other pants variant.  Been there done that. All part of being over (or pushing) 60.  ;D  Feel lucky that you're only trying to manage one or two externals.  Me? I've got 6 that are connected and 4 that are on the shelf as deep archives.
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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2018, 11:40:54 PM »
Well, truth be told... it really doesn't matter to me in the end. In the end, by kids don't need the headache of sorting out or even listening to my recordings. They just don't. I'll likely have to put all the CDs in a dumpster, or they will. I have no illusion that what I do is art to be handed down or held high. It's a hobby, something to take my mind off things... like why the hell gas prices are falling like mad.  ::) 

As to Marc's problem. I hope he recovers his lost files, whether they're on another drive or he can pull them out of the cloud. I do. In the last 6 months I've spent really good money to recover a drive that went bad over 5 years ago... I could have sworn there were shows on that platter that I really wanted to have back. There were a few, but not as many as my recollection would have me believe or that would have justified the expense if I'd known.

Enjoy the season.  :cheers:

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Re: Anyone have a bunch of files disappear from external hard drive
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2018, 03:00:08 PM »
Had 99% of files on another passport, and the rest on a Fiio, which I rembered about after I spend hours trying to get Backblaze restore to work. For whatever reason, the Transfer kept being interrupted, I'm guessing because it I sold about 600 gb. If I ever need to truly restore I'm taking the option of having a USB stick sent to me.

Thanks all for the help! Everything checks me out now must have been user error. Shocked, I know.😛
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