Files on USB disappears

Discussion in 'Computer Accessories' started by skovdam, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. skovdam

    skovdam Member

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    The problem is the following:
    i plug my usb in any of my usb ports (both 2.0 and 3.0), transfer a file to the usb from my computer, after that when i can see the file is on the usb i use the "eject disk".
    But when i plug the usb in my laptop or back into my computer i just disconnected it from the file is gone.

    if i transfer the file in a folder, it keeps the folder but the file is gone, same if i make the file into a rar/zip file i keep the rar/zip but its empty.

    this only seem to happen with any movie format i try to move.

    i have scanned my computer but it found nothing wrong on the system
    the files are working before i move them.
    the usb if working as long as its not a video file.
    if im transfering from my laptop to the main computer its working fine, its only the other way around its failing.
    its not a hidden file. the space is freed up after the file disappears.

    Hope someone can help me figuring this out because its really annoying that i keep loosing my files.
    if you need me to do something to test your teories feel free to ask, but just keep in mind i dont know alot about computers so dont use "big words" :p
     
  2. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    This is for XP, but may still work in other OSs.





    Is the USB drive NTFS formatted?
     
  3. skovdam

    skovdam Member

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    the video did not work. files still gone.
    googled what the NTFS was and no, it was set to "exFAT (Default)" i am currently changing it to the NTFS (takes forever to change). ill come back with a responds if it worked or not.
     
  4. skovdam

    skovdam Member

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    So the NTFS i tryed finally finished (took 12hours.. WTF), and it did not work.
    My friend gave me another way to transfer files and im just going to use a network harddisk that i can connect to from anywhere with the ip for it :) ill use that and stop using my usb ports, but thanks for the effort on helping me :)
     
  5. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    Based on what you just said, it sounds like your USB drive is toast. Consider an Adata 128 GB USB thumb drive. They are metal and offer a lifetime warranty. There may be others too that fit this description, but as a user of several Adata products including their USB drives, I have not had any issues.

    Keep in mind that once you open a port in your router for Samba or whatever you plan on, the world could have potential access. That's where this comes in at: https://netgate.com/products/sg-1000.html



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...211934&cm_re=adata_usb-_-20-211-934-_-Product



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...cription=adata+usb&ignorear=0&N=-1&isNodeId=1
     

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