I have an external 500GB drive used only for music on the WDTV.
I realized that some files don’t play which were good before. After attaching the drive to Win7, it turned out that quite many files became folders with the original name and extension, and the ACL permissions were erased. Most of these files were small and unimportant .cue and .m3u files, but some of them are .flac files which I don’t have anywhere else. There is no way to delete, change permissions or remove read-only setting on these files. I ran the full 5-hour long CHKDSK on the drive, but it did not report any issues. When I run CACLS, it says folder names (that used to be file names) are invalid and refuses to reset permissions on them.
Is this a known issue? Is there a way to rescue these files and the drive corruption without reformatting? Will WDTV continue to corrupt files? Can it be related to my using the public beta release?