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Hi i am new to ubuntu and tried to use my external hard drive, it works fine to access my files in the different dirs but in one of the dirs where i have all my mp3 files it finds no files at all, in windows it finds the mp3 files. What could cause this?

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What is the directory's name? How the files are named? –  Yamaneko Nov 28 '12 at 21:18
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Is the directory synchronized via Offline Files? If so, it isn't really a normal directory with files in it underneath the surface if it's the sync'ed copy and not the original (for example, if you have a laptop with a domain account and My Documents redirected to the server, but made available offline).

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I am not sure i understand what you mean, but all the directorys on the external hard drive is just ordinary directorys made in windows, with files copied to them from some old hard drives i never use,whats strange is that i can access all other directorys but this directory when i open from ubuntu is totaly empty, and in windows it opens with all my files in it. –  sten Nov 20 '12 at 19:02
    
Some things to try: from the command line, try ls -la /path/to/folder - do you get anything showing up? Also, if you have a file "myfavoritesong.mp3" that should be in that folder, try find / -iname myfavoritesong.mp3 (this will probably take a few minutes to check your hard drive) and see if you get any results. –  Jim Salter Nov 20 '12 at 23:00
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