Hello I’ve had a wd my passport drive now for about 3 years or so and have run into something strange about the last month or so. I have a very large backup. One of the back up folders is over 330 gigs. Now in the last month or so I’ve seen these files that are the same files and names as the files that are being backed up all having the same sizes and stuff but these extra files each have an @ sign with a host of letters and numbers attached to each file name, making it impossible to delete just those files.
Though on the surface it might sound like a virus before you formulate an answer, please keep in mind that I just got a new internal drive in my laptop as the previous one had started to fail and this was about two weeks ago.
I realize that the smartware app is only supposed to back up the files that it sees on the pc but when this happens my music folder on the pc is right now 335 gb and the size of this particular back up folder was 368 gb the last time I saw this occur within the last day or two.
The problem is not occurring now as when I do a new clean backup after formatting the passport everything seems fine. Wondered if anyone here had any thoughts as to what might be causing something like this to happen. Spoke to two folks at Western digital and they cannot pin point this. Thank you. One example of this would be the following:
01 - Homesick@0a97d7bcee0d4431ad9254ae8fc8dbf9