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HDD folder does not show files but I can still transfer files

Posted: 2019-08-15, 19:08 UTC
by Deflect08
Ran into this problem today. While using Total Commander I can still copy/move files from my android into a certain folder on my HDD but the problem is I can't see/delete files in that HDD folder in Total Commander. I have tried a few other apps just to see if I could see the files in the folder but the apps either stop working or also cannot see the files. However all other folders with other files are fully visible. I plugged my HDD into my TV to see if the one folder is corrupt or not but no, every file shows up and forwarding through a few random ones even the most recently transferred, everything works fine.

Why are the files in that one folder not visible?

Re: HDD folder does not show files but I can still transfer files

Posted: 2019-08-19, 14:44 UTC
by ghisler(Author)
Sounds like some kind of data corruption. If you can, plug the device in a Windows PC and run scandisk via "Properties" dialog. But before you do this, make sure to copy the files to a safe location on another disk.

Re: HDD folder does not show files but I can still transfer files

Posted: 2019-08-20, 20:05 UTC
by Deflect08
I'm currently without any PC. Any way I can do this on mobile?

Re: HDD folder does not show files but I can still transfer files

Posted: 2019-08-22, 09:08 UTC
by ghisler(Author)
If you can copy or move files on your TV, try copying/moving the files from the problematic folder elsewhere. Then verify that they are intact, and delete the problem folder. Then reconnect the HDD to Total Commander, create a new folder with a slightly different name, and move the files back.