[BCAB] Really strange file behavour, can anyone help?

Andrew Hodgson andrew at hodgson.io
Mon Oct 7 10:44:09 BST 2019


Its likely the drive was removed without ejecting it and data was being written to the drive.  If you go into the drive properties one of the options there is to run a file system scan and this is what you need to do in the first instance.  I have also seen drives just die on me for various reasons, so that is something you may need to think about.  Before going that route though I would reformat the drive.

From: Claire Potter [claire.potter99 at gmail.com]
Sent: 06 October 2019 21:31
Subject: [BCAB] Really strange file behavour, can anyone help?

Hi all, I apologise for cross-posting this, but am wondering if anyone can help with a very odd problem. I have a pen drive which I use to store all of my business photographs, that's the only files it has on it, all in JPG format. Today I went into the pendrive to look for something, and noticed that the first 8 files have become inaccessible, their names just have a load of latin symmbols, and I can't open them at all, what's even stranger is that if I try and delete them, nothing happens, and if that's not enough, if I go into the pendrive using my mac, I can't  see the files! Does anyone have any ideas of what could be wrong?

Claire Potter
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