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by: centerwall February 5, 2009 11:45 AM PST

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Western Digital External 1 TB Hard Drive Problem

by centerwall - 2/5/09 11:45 AM

Has anyone solved the "gibberish" problem with the renamed files stored on Western Digital 1TB external hard drives? I recently purchased a 1TB drive model #WD10000H1U-00. I backed up some cctv footage from a DVR. When I went to open and read the files, the file names and extentions were turned to symbol and character gibberish. I tried to rename them but could not. I tried to open them and could not. These files saved data to them because they are of various sizes consistant with cctv files (300mb to 3gb).

I had posted on an older thread, but thought this may be more productive. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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