i am new here but had some great advice on my first post, but i did post it in the wrong place, so to be on the safe side i thought i would post my second problem here.
i have an internal hd that i use as an external hd for storing movies and i use a ‘docking station’ to transfer the movies from my pc to the hd.
i started off with a 100gb hd (this has the movies on) i have now got a 500gb hd, so i thought i would transfer all the movies from the 100gb to the 500gb.
i inserted the 100gb into the docking station plugged the docking station into by XP PC and started to transfer all the movies over to a folder on the pc.
everything was going fine when an error message popped up that said something like ‘cant copy xxx file unreadable’ so i opened the 100gb to browse and try a different movie to transfer over thats when i got the message ‘the file directory is corrupted or unreadable’
i browsed the 100gb hd again and found the files had weird looking names now (symbols)
i have a hd enclosure (caddy) so i thought i would put the hd in that (thought the docking station might be faulty) i also have a dvd player that has a usb port that will play files from a hd (this is what i have been using to watch these films on this 100gb hd) so i plugged the caddy with the 100gb hd into my dvd player only to get a message on my tv ‘no playable file’.
so then i plugged this caddy into my Windows 7 laptop, could not browse the hd, it did recognise it but said it was ‘unreadable’ done a right click on it and tried the option ‘check disk for errors’ (i think this is through a program called Advanced system care) but no luck.
so can i fix this with out formatting is there any programs out there that will fix it and keep my data on the hd (free would be nice)
and does any body know why this happened, as it did transfer some data before the error.