Windows 10: Some USB folders show empty after transferring additional files

Discus and support Some USB folders show empty after transferring additional files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My PC (windows 10) has a 1TB drive. I have a large file of 175 GB which has three separate folders in it. I was trying to transfer these files to a USB... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by luzchurch, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. luzchurch Win User

    Some USB folders show empty after transferring additional files


    My PC (windows 10) has a 1TB drive. I have a large file of 175 GB which has three separate folders in it.
    I was trying to transfer these files to a USB with a capacity of 256 GB. I transferred one folder without a problem. But when I transfer he second folder, some of the files in the first folder show empty ( I had made sure they were OK before I tried to transfer the second folder) What is the problem here? The USB is new and there is no malware or virus in it. I tried it several times with the same res
    What is the best way to transfer my files from my PC to the USB without losing any data? Thanks for any help.

    :)
     
    luzchurch, Feb 19, 2021
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  2. Steevo Win User

    Cable to transfer files

    OMG. I have never met anyone who actually bought one of those file transfer things.



    Firewire will do the same as USB, but faster, so will a cheap crossover cable. I can wlak you through the steps of moving data so you will not miss a beat.




    Anything more than $10 to buy a cable is too much.
     
    Steevo, Feb 19, 2021
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  3. Berton Win User
    Frequent USB folder/files don't show up in taskbar

    Your screenshot shows Notepad as being open and a list of Recent files. This is mine with its list of Recent opened in Notepad:


    Some USB folders show empty after transferring additional files [​IMG]

    One nice thing about the Taskbar is when a program is open its icon shows and can be right-clicked and Pinned to Taskbar. When the program is closed the icon should remain.

    Another thing that can be done is to create additional Toolbars, the small double-arrows [on the right of Desktop] can be clicked and get a list of the items on the Desktop.

    Some USB folders show empty after transferring additional files [​IMG]


    Some USB folders show empty after transferring additional files [​IMG]
     
    Berton, Feb 19, 2021
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  4. Some USB folders show empty after transferring additional files

    USB Transfer to Laptop

    Hello Judy,

    I suggest you to copy all the files to a flash drive from the laptop.
    You may create a new folder on your desktop and name that folder as per your choice.


    • Perform the steps to transfer the files from laptop to desktop.

    • Plug in the flash drive and wait for it to get detected.

    • Now, open the flash drive and Right Click on the files that you want to transfer and select “Copy”.

    • Now, open the folder on desktop and Right Click on an empty space in the folder and select “Paste”.

    • Similarly, you can transfer all other files.
    As per the file size you can also use an external drive instead of a flash drive and transfer the data.



    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Feb 19, 2021
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