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Questions tagged [external-hard-drive]

A hard drive designed to be connected to a computer via an external interface such as USB, eSATA, Thunderbolt, or IEEE 1394.

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Recovery folder structure from a hard erased drive

I was using my 2TB SSD, and after a while, maybe because of a mis-click, it got entirely hard erased, only few files survived (40KB). After that, I attempted to use Glary Undelete to recover files, ...
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How to stop Windows creating unknown alphanumeric folders in my external drive?

I posted similar question and accepted an answer as Visual Studio installation can left behind these files as documented but there is more to it. I haven't installed any Microsoft product but I keep ...
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Windows 10: High disk activity on external disk during reboot - How do I find the cause?

When I reboot my computer, it gets stuck on the "restarting" spinning wheel for about 10-12 minutes before it finally soft-reboots or shuts down. During this time, my external hard-drive is going ...
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Can I use FileZilla to backup folders on my Mac to a hard drive connected to my mac?

I have a Macbook Pro and I'd wish to backup certain files to a certain external hard drive. I was thinking I could use FileZilla because it gives me this feature to overwrite if source is different or ...
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Recover data from a hard drive (Let's get geeky)

Hello there all you level 80 techies I have a drive which I want to do do a raw copy of the data onto an image file. But the drive is inaccessible. A few details : drive : seems to be a WD passport ...
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Hard disk not recognized at first boot?

So my hard disk just died and I bought a new one. I didn't set it up myself, I let the guys from the computer shop do everything. So when I received my computer, they told me that there are also some ...
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WD Red 3TB NTFS BitLocker drive suddenly shows up as “2048GB GPT Protective Partition”

Last week my new (<1year), NTFS, single-partition, non-OS, BitLocker-encrypted Western Digital Red 3TB drive stopped mounting, and only shows up in disk manager as a Basic, Online, 2048.00 GB, ...
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This is no longer located in (Path). Verify the item's location and try again

The title says it all and I've never came across such an issue on Windows ever. Am running Windows 8.1 Pro. I've downloaded a few Cartoon episodes recently and they are located in the Downloads ...
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Windows Sees Files on exFAT Portable Drive, but Mac OS X doesn't? [duplicate]

I'm having a really weird issue that I cannot seem to solve. I currently have a 2 TB USB Portable Drive. I formatted it as an exFAT file system on my Windows 10 laptop so that it can be readable/...
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How to get usb to work on Virtual Box Kali Linux

How to get usb to work on Virtual Box Kali Linux? I have tried to install the extension pack and I still can't see the external drive on linux.
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Best way to store games with a lot of files on HDD

I just installed Age of Mythology on my external hard drive and I notice, that quite a small game (2 GB) occupies almost 55 GB on disk. I know, it's due to big allocation unit size, but 1 MB is ...
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No EJECT option to safely eject a portable hard drive Windows 10 system

No EJECT option to safely eject a portable hard drive but if i connect a USB stick there is. How do i safely eject the Portable Hard Drive.
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Can I use a network drive that's connected to a router being used as a switch?

Here is my current setup: Modem -> Google Wifi router -> Linksys EA7500 used as a switch What I'd like to set up is this Modem -> Google Wifi router -> Linksys EA7500 -> network drive through USB ...
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External Drive doesn't Mount. “can't open (resource busy)”

My question is about mounting a drive that MacOS knows is attached, but won't mount. I have a backup drive in an external USB3 enclosure. The drive is formatted FAT32 because I used to swap between ...
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Copying large amount of files freezes Ubuntu and Windows

I have two machines: an old one (core i7-920/12 GB RAM) and a new one (AMD 1950X, 96 GB RAM). Both machines have Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 in a dual boot setup. When I backup my NAS on the old one, ...

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