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Default XP only reading 1TB NTFS drive dirs to F - 09-25-2011, 05:52 AM

I have been using an NTFS 1TB external on a 10v hackintosh with extra software that allows me to write to the disk. The 10v's monitor broke so i bought a new one with XP, and now when plugged into the XP 10v, the drive and all of it's dir/subsequent files only display up to the letter "F." Under the drive's properties, it's displayed as a 1tb drive, with the proper 900gigs used, and 300mb free (as is it's proper status). I checked Disk Manager utility and it shows a healthy drive, with the proper used/free ratio. btw, the external is all under one partition.


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Default 03-25-2012, 02:59 PM

So you're saying your 1TB drive is actually 900GB used with 300GB free? Surely you mean something like 700GB used and maybe 300GB free but then a TB isn't even 1000GB is it, it's something like 900GB and change.

So the old machine broke, and you plugged the hardware from the old machine into the new machine, OK?

Only displaying the folders up to F could be a problem with compatibility of the drive? Have you got a lot in the root folder of the drive? ISTR something a while back where you could only have something like a 500 items in the root of a drive, or maybe something less? Could it be that?

Have you tried it in another machine?

Have you tried connecting it back to the old machine which you attach to a spare screen/monitor or something?
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Cool 03-25-2012, 10:23 PM

FYI:
Some operating system utilities would report this as around 931gb. (The actual number for a formatted capacity will be somewhat smaller still, depending on the file system (NTFS,FAT32..etc), which is how some end up with 920gb), but in either scenario this is quite normal....


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Default 03-25-2012, 11:58 PM

The problem the OP is having is not related to the listed capacity - it's that the list of files cuts off early.

Are you sure that you're just not seeing the rest of the files listed with a scrollbar? If you open a command prompt (Start > Run > CMD), then change to that drive, does a DIR show you all the files?


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Default 03-26-2012, 12:30 AM

Plus also I am a bit old in replying to this, out of date by about a year!!!

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Default 03-26-2012, 04:53 PM

Well, six months or so. I expect that the OP is no longer looking here for a solution.


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