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Aquao

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    Unable to view files and folders on my C:/ Drive
    « on: March 25, 2009, 11:41:44 PM »
    Hello. My system has been very slow lately and I wanted to move some files from my C: and D: drives to my external drive to free up some space. The problem I am facing is I am unable to see the files and folders that used to be on my C: Drive. When I click on C: Drive, a message pops up stating that C: is not formatted. I know formatting C: drive will wipe out all my files so I am hoping someone out there has another solution. Also, when I right-click C: Drive, click Properties and check the Capacity, it is showing 0 Bytes. There should be about 12 GB. Also in Properties, when I click on Tools and try to check the volume, nothing happens, when I try to Defrag, a message states that it cannot run this type of volume and when I try to click C: from the command line, the following message 'The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted' appears. I have ran out of options. Please help. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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    Re: Unable to view files and folders on my C:/ Drive
    « Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 12:34:12 AM »
    Run diagnostics on C
    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

    If you want to save the data use a utility like
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
    or
    http://www.recuva.com/
    to try to get to your files.

    D is your boot drive right?
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      Re: Unable to view files and folders on my C:/ Drive
      « Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 12:38:59 AM »
      Thank you for your response. I am not sure if my boot drive is C: or D:. How do I find out?

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      Re: Unable to view files and folders on my C:/ Drive
      « Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 12:50:41 AM »
      Are you running XP?

      Do you only get the error when you try to move the files to the external hard drive?
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        Re: Unable to view files and folders on my C:/ Drive
        « Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 05:10:24 AM »
        How about drive d can you open it?

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          Re: Unable to view files and folders on my C:/ Drive
          « Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 03:55:38 PM »
          Response to JJ 3000: Yes, my Operating System is Windows XP and I am unable to see anything on the C: Drive all the time.

          Response to KingPincer: Yes, I am able to view everything on D: Drive.

          I have another issue. While trying to make room on my D: Drive, I compressed the drive and now my system is even slower. Is there any way I can decompress D: Drive so that it goes back to how it was?


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          Re: Unable to view files and folders on my C:/ Drive
          « Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 04:50:38 PM »
          Where is Windows installed to...C: or D:
             
           
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          Re: Unable to view files and folders on my C:/ Drive
          « Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 04:52:26 PM »
          Right Click on your C: drive then choose properties uncheck 'compress drive to save disk space'
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