hby Posted June 5, 2009 Report Share Posted June 5, 2009 Hey Guys, All is well !!!!!!!!! Many many THANKS to you all. I also learned more about Vista in the process. I do have another situation/problem that you may have suggestions. A while back I had a 500GB Western Digital IDE external drive go bad with a ton of home videos. I was lucky in that my Son's laptop w/vista basic could read the drive when my desktop w/XP Pro could not. Was able to copy all files to another drive. Now another son has the same type drive with yes a ton of movies/pictures of his kids. He has a desktop w/XP Pro. I've tried my XP desktop and my Vista laptop with no success. A couple of times we did see the drive come up (in Windows Explorer) as 500GB-1 (the name we gave it). Otherwise comes up w/ Local name. Zero files show in Local. I didn't think to try to copy when 500GB-1 appeared. Now unable to get back to it. Is there a utility I can use? My local computer store will check it out for $85 per hour. We will do this if I can't come up with anything else. These situations lead me to what to I do to make sure we don't loose more in the future. I now store my 20+ years of video/pictures on a external 1.5TG Seagate FreeAgant. I suppose I could check out online storage. Any other ideas? Thanks again for your support and help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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