Hi, hope someone can help with my problem.
My system recently has developed a problem of ‘losing’ some AVI / XVID TV programme files at random.
I have 2 WDTV Live Plus boxes.Both were upgraded last month to the latest firmware.
One is connected to main downstairs TV and one to bedroom TV.
Both boxes have a 1TB WD Elements hard drive connected to them.
I store movies on one and TV series on the other.
They are networked with ethernet cables through my D Link DIR615 router to my PC which also has a 2TB WD Elements hard drive connected as a back-up and operates on Windows XP Home SP2.
System has worked perfectly for over 2 years.
I would download a movie or TV programme to my PC, I would then copy it to the appropriate 1TB box and then move for backup to the 2TB drive attached to the PC.
It’s only the drive containing the TV programmes that seems to have the problem.
I would create folder for each programme for ease of access and locating and put each episode file in that folder so for example
Folder would be TV SHOW 1  and programme files would be in folder as TVSHOW1 S01E01, S01E02 etc…
Suddenly at random some of these files are disappearing but are being replaced with a folder that has the same name that the file had but with .avi as suffix. So for example file S01E01 would disappear but in its place would be a folder with the name S01E01.avi. If I try to access these ‘new’ folders via the Live Plus boxes on either TV I get the no media in folder error message. If I try and access these ‘new’ folders from my PC it states that the folder is empty and brings up no info or data when I access the properties of the folder.
However, if I then delete these ‘new’ folders it increases the Free space details of the hard drive by the correct amount as would have been the size of the original file that disappeared.
Luckily having backed up the original files on the 2TB drive attached to the PC I can just send another copy to the relevant folder to replace the lost file but this is not a real solution as the next day possibly another different file will have vanished in the same manner.
Until you actually go to view a programme you don’t know whether all the files for the whole series will be there or not.
Hopefully someone with more technical savvy than me can help me find a solution?
Thanks in anticipation.