Accessing My Book - Folders are Empty At Times

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Sometimes when I go to My Drive and click on a folder, it tells me the folder is empty.  When I re-boot, the files / folders are there.  When I look at the properties, everything seems OK.

I changed the Policies to help improve performance.  Should I add it to Windows to help enable searching maybe?  Or what else can I do?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.  I think that I had installed this when I was using Windows XP and then I wiped my HD to install Windows 7 Ultimate.  I run a scandisk usually about once a week and defrag with PerfectDisk about every 2-3 weeks.  
Question by:coreybryant
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    Seems that the computer is not recognising the device unless there is a reboot.  Could be fault in USB or external hard disk or computer.  I'd make sure that all important data is saved on another device and definitely not this drive.

    If no other USB devices are having this problem I'd suspect the drive (or software) for it is faulty in some way (but I wouldn't vouch for this).  Still wouldn't trust the drive.
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    Thanks - someone also told me to uncheck that one box as well.  So hopefully that will help some.

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