The folder says 0KB, it was originally 60GB. I have three 4 different computers all which have access to the hard drive, and none of them show it as a folder.Check the windows update, any update recently mainly any thing related to .net client profile. Of yes
If the folder still 60+ then right click on the file try with different player .
Hi Randy,There is another file in the root of that drive according to the image that you included above called autorun.inf
My concern is that a while back there was a pretty prevalent issue with a virus/malware product associated with autorun.inf
It could be innocent enough but generally you don't want to see these types of files in the root of any of your drives, you should be able to right click it and open it with notepad to determine what it is pointing at and if it is making an "open" call to a mysterious executeable then you may have an infection something like
a full scan with an updated and current antivirus software might be in order
keep us posted.
There is no option, "open with" just "open."Have you try to open with "right click -> open with -> explorer"?
To fix the folder use a program called "disk heal"
Problem is... There is about 5 computers in the last 3 months that have had access to that folder. And for the last 3 years of using it, this is the first problem I have ever had.If you can, try a search for just one of the movies by name. I think they may have been moved somewhere else.?
Also, look in Users - username - Searches and see if anything is listed as "recently changed folders"
Yes, it says I need admin privileges (which I have) and I have tried to take ownership of it.Have you tried to copy or move the item to another area, out of that parent folder?
No, close to impossible.Is there any chance the folder was just a link to another area? Is something from another area linked to it, like a media server or network share?
Not sure what this means... sorry.Have you tried booting into the Recovery function and the Command Window to see if you can do a dir command on the folder to see if it shows up outside of Windows?
It's possible that it could be. It says there are no previous versions.Could the folder have been encrypted or compressed?
You may want to use this as a last step, but have you tried right clicking and select "Restore Previous versions". I could see a situation where this would be a problem if, for some reason, the folder had become corrupted.
I added a screenie to show you what I get when I right click with shift. I highly doubt that could be the reason. But now thinking about it, look what I boxed on the picture. This is weird since it was made over 2 years ago. Maybe it could have something to do with Windows Media Center?If you right click on the "folder" and look at properties, it is normal for a folder to say O bytes. Below that on the General Tab, is a "Contains" entry. Does that show anything as far as files or folders inside?
If you go to the customize tab, can your at least change the icon?
I do not know what happens if Digital Rights Management gets involved, but could that be part of the problem?
I will download that and try right now!Hi tony,
I had same problem but when I try to open with different player it started working,
I. Had this problem since my external hard drive affected by virus I did scan using e-set and tried it worked.
Yeah, that's it's Drive Letter.From the screenie, seems like it is confused about what it really is.
Do you know why it states the Location as A:\ .
It's a Seagate FreeAgent 250GB Desktop USB Hard Drive, connected by (one of the greatest inventions ever known to man) a Linksys Network Storage Link.Looks like I am going to have to do some more research. What model drive is this external version?
No? I don't think so? All I did to get it running was connect the Storage Link to my Hard Drive, log into it, attach my Hard Drive, format it. Then on my computer select "Map Network Drive" and boom, there it is.If you use A:, something normally used for a floppy drive, do you or have you set something in the bios to see it?