I hope someone can help me!
I have a WD 1tb my Passport Essential (usb 3.0/2.0)
It was set to "optimize for performance" instead of "optimize for safe removal." I accidentally unplugged it while it was transferring files.
Is this bad?
Will the files that were transferring be corrupt?
I was worried they would be corrupt, so I erased the last few folders that had transferred from the western digital drive by going to:
-I found the last few folders that had transferred and I erased them.
How do i get the backup software to automatically transfer those folders to the passport again?
-Also, I read online that if i delete files off my computer's hard drive, then they will also get erased off the passport because the software syncs the passport to be the same as my hard drive. Is this true?? Does this mean that I cannot erase files from my hard drive without them being erased from the Passport drive???
-If I delete the backup software from my computer, and I just want to copy files to the Passport manually.....
Do I copy them to the
wdsmartware.swstor folder (the folder where the backup software stored all my other files) ??
Yes, it is bad if you accidentally unplug your drive's data cable while transferring files. This will most likely damage files and can damage the partition. Doing what Wizer says should help, but I've seen where it didn't work. That's Windows for you.
If you were transferring files from your pc when you pulled the plug, it is most likely that they got corrupted on the external hard drive.
If you erase any of the folders that were saved within the .SWSTOR folder, you've most likely also damaged your SmartWare backup. And, consequently, it most likely won't back up correctly, now. There are a couple of things you can try. 1) If you have all the data on your external drive still on your pc, then you can pause the backup, erase the SWSTOR folder altogher, and restart the backup. Hopefully, Smartware will restart and back up all your files again.
If that doesn't work, then you can uninstall and reinstall Smartware, and let it find the drive all over again.