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Resolve Issues With Your D-Link Network Attached Storage


I have a problem with my D-Link DNS 323. It is a NAS server which contains drives. I had been using one hard drive, which contained all of my work and other content which I have saved for the past year. I also have other files in there which are important. I decided that I really needed to put another hard drive into the NAS, and so I bought one of the same make and model, and put it into the second drive hole. I was formatting this drive, but somehow managed to format my original drive, with all the data on it. I had partitioned it in the same way as before, but clearly I have lost the files and folders that were in it. I tried to ‘undelete’, and have managed to save quite a lot of the files, but most of the folders, plus the original names of the files, are all gone. It’s a mess. I have spent a lot of time working on my CDs, and I really don’t have the time to do it again, particularly as those files are needed for work purposes, I need to have a quick resolution otherwise I might be out of contracts until I have put it in order again.


I recently bought a D-Link DNS 323 NAS, which I used for a while with a LINUX computer. I had formatted the drive, and stored data onto it. I then changed my computer from a LINUX base to a Windows 7. This was fine, until I came to read the data on the D-Link. I don’t quite know what had happened, but the data was no longer available to read. In fact, the drive couldn’t even be seen by my computer. So I did a little bit of research – I’m not very computer able – and someone suggested that I move my drive from simple, into dynamic. This would allow the data to be recognised by the Windows machine, apparently. I did as was suggested, and changed the drive in the Windows Drive Management Utility. This was not difficult, but what has happened is that I am now totally unable to get any kind of data at all from my D-Link drive. The D-Link itself seems to be fine, and my Windows computer can see it and talk to it, but if I have lost the data.