[Coco] W A R N I N G!!!
david17361 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 15:18:44 EDT 2018
Another possibility is that a computer virus did this, I had that happen
years ago, the files were just hidden, try changing the window display
attributes to show hidden files, you may be surprised to see everything
On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 1:17 PM Spencer via Coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Yeah all the quirks of OSs and drivers and updates can make us all pull
> our hair out or want to throw a computer across the room. We've all had
> anomalies and my solution is to use a separate PC for only archives and to
> use cloud storage for some of my hard-to-find software. Most is obtainable,
> but you'll have to put hours, days and sometime weeks to get all the
> software back you've collected/archived. I also have a listing of all my
> archives (vintage stuff) so if I lose a particular HD I know exactly what I
> lost. Grandfather, father, and son backups, and in my practices I also use
> great grandfather and great great yada yada. I'm a REAL eccentric when it
> comes to archives. Good luck in restoring your software. I also use an
> old faithful (to me) Acronis to create (span) images and then I back those
> up. ;-).
> On Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:31:46 AM EDT,
> William Astle <lost at l-w.ca> wrote:
> I would be surprised if the docking stations or external connections had
> anything to do with the symptoms you describe.
> Files disappearing on a file system while the remainder of the system
> seems intact (directory tree, etc.) is almost certainly due to bugs in
> the operating system itself (device driver or file system driver,
> probably) or yanking a drive before unmounting it properly in the
> operating system. You really do need to unmount drives properly in the
> operating system to make sure all data cached by the OS is actually
> I assume each of these docking stations connect to a single eSATA port?
> If so, those docking stations are almost certainly SATA port
> multipliers. It's possible the driver for the SATA chipset responsible
> for whatever eSATA port you connected the docking station to isn't
> handling the port multiplier correctly, but it seems unlikely.
> It's also possible you have a flakey cable somewhere, or a bad docking
> station, which is causing drives to randomly disconnect from the system
> and then reconnect.
> In both of those cases, however, I would expect operating system level
> errors to appear, and much more random file system corruption.
> On 2018-09-20 12:27 AM, Joe Schutts via Coco wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> > While this warning pertains to Windows (and Linux) Based Systems it can
> also pertain to CoCo Users as well, especially if you are using a SATA or
> an IDE HD attached to an external SATA or IDE HD Docking Stations.
> > I have a 2-Port External SATA Docking Station that I use mostly for
> long-term Program and Data storage using mostly 1TB (and up to 4TB) HD's. I
> recently added a 3-Port External Docking Station (1 IDE and 2 SATA Ports)
> to my system.
> > Somewhere between using the 2-Port and the 3-Port Docking Station (I'm
> still trying to figure out WHEN AND WHY this problem occurred) ALL of my
> information disappeared on several HD's. And when I say several HD's, I
> mean OVER 8-10 HD's. I figure I have lost OVER 10-16 TB worth of info. Now
> the weird part is that ALL my Directories (AND my Sub-Directories) are
> STILL there and show up without any problems. The MAJOR problem is that ANY
> Directory (or Sub-Directory) that had ANY info in it, has disappeared...
> It's completely gone...
> > Now I'm afraid to put anything on my HD's (using any external HD Docking
> Station of ANY type) to transfer files to any external HD. Now I'm pretty
> sure that the info is still there, but the question now becomes "HOW do I
> recover or access my old info?"
> > Something else that enters into this puzzle is the part that ALL of
> these HD's were formatted in NTFS format. So now what program do I use or
> HOW do I recover my lost info???
> > If ANYONE has ANY ideas on how I should proceed AND/OR which program I
> should try to use, PLEASE let me know as I've run out of ideas and VERY
> > I hope this helps and that NO ONE else runs into this problem. I'd hate
> to see anyone else have this problem like me...
> > Take care everyone...
> > Joe...
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