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USB Stick. Missing 8gb?


Crumpy Gunt
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Got a 16gb USB Stick that is showing 3gb available. When I plug it in and open it it shows 5 films totalling about 5/6gb max.

 

So, what has happened to the other 8gb? I was certain it should have had more films on but none are showing but are appearing to take up the gb's as though they are still present.

 

Any ideas?

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Guest Open_C

 

Aye, it's usually a partition problem in my experience.. have a look in disk management (right click computer in start menu, select "manage", double click "storage" then "disk management" and see if you can do anything in there - make sure you know what you're doing before you start deleting things, though).  I've just destroyed one of my 8GB ones with a linux installer, Windows now can't see it at all.

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Fixed mine in the end, but as usual it was more luck than judgement.  These are the steps I took: they might not work for you, and obviously you should be sure you have an idea of the risks before you start messing around with disk partition tools.  Mine was corrupted from a linux installer which had partitioned it strangely, and windows couldn't recover it by itself.

 

First step was running DISKPART from a command prompt.  Once that's started, running LIST DISK should show you which disk number your USB drive is (mine showed up as the full 8GB even though windows was only seeing 1GB).  SELECT DISK x, where x is the disk number you got from the previous step.  Then run CLEAN and RECOVER.  FORMAT still didn't work, so EXIT then EXIT from the command prompt.

 

Second step was as I posted above - right clicking on "computer", selecting "manage" then "storage" then "disk management".  Windows was now seeing the disk as a 7.52GB stick (which it was originally) and right-clicking it and selecting "create new volume" did the trick :thup:

 

Good luck :)

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I have a similar problem to this. I've got a 1TB external hard drive which is almost full. It's plugged into the TV and barely gets touched. One day I turn it on and all the TV shows and season reviews are gone but the space is still the same. Windows shows the same thing.

 

That surely means the data is still there somewhere right? I'd be gutted to lose all those TV shows. Had about 500GB worth. :(

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I have a similar problem to this. I've got a 1TB external hard drive which is almost full. It's plugged into the TV and barely gets touched. One day I turn it on and all the TV shows and season reviews are gone but the space is still the same. Windows shows the same thing.

 

That surely means the data is still there somewhere right? I'd be gutted to lose all those TV shows. Had about 500GB worth. :(

 

Yeah the data will still be there or should be atleast, I reckon the files are just hidden, click the link and give the steps a go hopefully it works.

 

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-501267-all-folders-in-external-hard-drive-are-hidden

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I have a similar problem to this. I've got a 1TB external hard drive which is almost full. It's plugged into the TV and barely gets touched. One day I turn it on and all the tranny porn and scat are gone but the space is still the same. Windows shows the same thing.

 

That surely means the data is still there somewhere right? I'd be gutted to lose all that porn. Had about 500GB worth. :(

 

:tobey:

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Aye I looked about. I have to rename each file individually basically, and then try and find out which episode it was.

 

I used to have them all in folders by name and season then each episode name like 1. "episode name", 2. "episode name."

 

Spent fucking ages doing that and now I have to do it again. 1399 files. :lol:

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