1. Vcize's Avatar
    I store my photos on an external hard drive that generally stays plugged into my computer when I don't have it out in the field. After 24-48 hours of being plugged in, Windows will have trouble seeing the files on it. It still sees the drive and the folder structure, as well as the space it takes up (IE 400gb out of 1tb full) but it says every folder in the drive is empty when I try and browse in explorer. Additionally, other programs like Lightroom can't see any files on the drive.

    I googled the issue and am able to fix it temporarily by logging off windows, unplugging the drive, and plugging it back in. Then all the files show up again. However, it is getting tiresome to do this every day or two as the problem keeps reocurring. What is going on here?

    I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and the drive is a Western Digital Passport 1tb drive.
    12-07-2014 12:51 AM
  2. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Sounds like the drive is starting to die, so start moving everything to a new drive asap.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-07-2014 01:43 AM
  3. Vcize's Avatar
    Sounds like the drive is starting to die, so start moving everything to a new drive asap.
    This has been going on for months, maybe even a year.
    12-10-2014 12:01 AM

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