On my 100GB external harddrive I have several folders, one of which contains 90GB of videos. I have had no problem accessing the videos in this folder until today. When I double-click on the folder, the hour glass appears for about 20 seconds, followed by this message:
E:\My Videos is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
When I right-click on the folder, it takes about 30 seconds to display the right-click menus, and when I select Properties, up to a minute to display this message:
Size: 0 bytes Size on disk: 0 bytes Contains: 0 Files, O Folders
The strange thing is, I can still access the other folders and their contents on this drive.
A few months ago, the drive accedently fell from my table onto carpet while it was operating and ever since, I got a little noise while it was operating.
My question is, how can I access the contents of this particular folder again? Is this a job for spinrite? How do I use spinrite on an external drive? Thanks
Edited by 01010011, 30 December 2010 - 07:37 PM.