KDE - HDD Problem

Good day,

Im using KDE version. I plugged in my External HDD ( Toshiba ) and i am facing a problem.

With Dolphin and every other file manager i used i can not see all the folders inside my HDD. For example i have a folder " Movies " but it’s not showing up. Not even with ls from terminal. But the folder is inside the HDD because if i use the cp command from terminal to copy the file to some other destination is start copying normally. I tried cp for some folders but some other folders are too big and it’s not possible.

Any fix for this? Thank you

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If your external Toshiba is formatted in Windows partition(s) (such as NTFS or Fat32), try checking for potential errors and repairing them from within Windows via the command chkdsk -f.

If not, we really need more info from you on the situation at hand… :wink:


Thanks for replying,

Unfortunately i only got Win on virtualbox and i can not use repair option on shared folders via linux.

More info regarding HDD here:

Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 4001GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name                  Flags
 1      1914MB  4001GB  3999GB  ntfs         Basic data partition  msftdata

I cant understand this problem because for example i can not see the folder " Movies " lets say but when i try to create a folder " Movies " it’s says that there is already a folder with that name.

Like I said, it might have errors (most likely) and those cannot be repaired in Linux, but only in Windows.
Oh, and …regarding Windows in VBox:

It is connected to your PC, via USB, right?! (No need for Shared Folders here.)
So it can be repaired in a VBox -Windows guest.
Just allow the USB connection of your HDD in VBox Manager.
The drive then will appear in file-explorer, right-click it, etc. etc.
Trust me, I did it myself.

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Thank you i just managed to solve this.

For any guy with same problem in the future just dont forget to install extension pack and add the logged in user to the vboxusers group. Before logout/restart add your HDD on USB Devices through Setting to your guest machine. Restart/Login, open vbox-win guest and before starting windows it will fix the harddrive by itself.


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