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I'm not able to open my folders on a storage hard drive

By azarzy ·
This hard drive was in my old computer and did not have an operating system installed. It was strictly storage. I thought maybe it was my old computer's fault but then I put it in my new computer and it is still doing it. It's only happening in my "My Pictures". It shows the right folder names for each folder but when I go to open the subfolders it just displays weird characters (like squares, dashes, etc.) and says the folder has either been moved or there is a syntax error opening the folder. This is only happening in my labeled subfolders in "My Pictures". All of my pictures that aren't in subfolders (like the ones I never organized) show up fine. Can someone help me out and maybe give me an idea what's wrong? I hate to take it to someone and have them charge me an arm and a leg to tell me they can't do anything. If you need any more info just let me know. Thanks.

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by OldER Mycroft In reply to I'm not able to open my f ...

What file system is the drive using? - NTFS or FATxx ?

Have you run a check for disk errors?

Are these "sorted" folders possibly encrypted?

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by azarzy In reply to Need more info...

The file system is NTFS. The sorted folders aren't encrypted and I did run a disk check. It was fine.

I don't know what happened though. I used the folders and the pics fine a couple of days before. Then went back like two days later and the folders wouldn't open.

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