Files & Folders Missing from External Hard Drive and Still Taking Space

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    Stephen West
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    4 pts

    Yesterday I was working on my Toshiba pc with Sony 1TB hard drive and suddenly i saw that my all file and folder create short cut in my External hard drive and I can’t access my data along with that my external hard drive shows that these file still taking up space any one please suggest me the appropriate solution for recovery of my short cut data

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    Kerry Morris
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    33 pts

    Yes you will recover your file which create short cut in hard drive and still taking up space may be your file is hide just follow this method to unhide these files

    • click on the My Computer
    • Find view tab
    • click on the show unhide option
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    Dexter Morgan
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    39 pts

    If above method is not suitable for recover your file which create short cut and still taking up space than try this method to recover your short cut file from external hard drive which is still taking up space

      Use Anti virus scanning program

    • click on Anti virus program
    • scan option is shown on your screen
    • click on full scan
    • now finally you will access your short cut folder data
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    Stephen West
    Moderator
    4 pts

    I scanned my external hard drive by anti virus. But some of folders are missing and also images are distorted. Please suggest me a reliable solution.

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    Eddie Thwan
    Moderator
    44 pts

    You can also prefer CMD COMMAND method to recover your file which create short cut and still taking up space
    Here are the following steps given for using CMD COMMAND

    • GO to start option in your window screen
    • search for RUN
    • write CMD when RUN dialogue box is open
    • select your device (hard-drive, sd card, flash drive)
    • Now type del*.lnk and press enter
    • Type command attribute-h-r-s/s/d drive letter:*.*
    • In the end press enter

    Limitations of using this method: – user must be technically sound good to apply run cmd commands otherwise you may lost your data.

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    Barry Alllen
    Moderator
    25 pts

    You can go to your hard drive company website perhaps they will provide proper
    diagnostic of your file which create short cut in hard drive and still taking up space problem

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    Stephen West
    Moderator
    4 pts

    Thanks guys for your valuable suggestion I have applied all this method but still unable to fix short cut file which is missing from my external drive and still taking up space issue.

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    Michael Scofield
    Moderator
    21 pts

    if above all this method will not help you than go for the third party solution so that you will access your file which become short-cut in your hard drive.

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    Stephen West
    Moderator
    4 pts

    I haven’t tried any software before, please suggest me any trusted software which will recovered my all short cut file and help me to fix this error.

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