Files on portable HD lost names- SOLVED

Files on my portable HD (vids) have lost their names and they won’t let me rename them- no idea why and what to do- can yo guys help me rename them please?

See screen grab.


http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/edwardianpiano/Screenshot_zpsdqz927ux.png

What’s the output from

mount

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ mount
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/karij/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=karij)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/Dark_Shadows type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/New Volume type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks)
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

What’s the output from:

sudo fdisk -l

and

sudo blkid

karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for karij:

Disk /dev/sda: 8012 MB, 8012390400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 974 cylinders, total 15649200 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000251bd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 13572095 6785024 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 13574142 15648767 1037313 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 13574144 15648767 1037312 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0944c949

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 2 625142447 312571223 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID=“90b0568d-1619-4aa3-87ad-c70b98228bdb” TYPE=“ext4”
/dev/sda5: UUID=“afd20587-0b09-484e-b00e-73f33611edf3” TYPE=“swap”
/dev/sdb1: LABEL=“Dark_Shadows” UUID=“52D48AD3D48AB92D” TYPE=“ntfs”
karij@karij-Inspiron-1011 ~ $

Have you got access to a windows box ?

Forgive my ignorance- what is a windows box?

LOL … A PC with Windows instead of Linux :slight_smile:

Why on earth would I want Winzoze lol…so what’s next for my HD Mark? Even the icons are a funny small size.

The external HDD contains a Windows file system … so it would be best to have Windows check it.

Even the icons are a funny small size

You should be a be to adjust the icon size either with a slider in the file manager (probably bottom right), or by holding Ctrl and whist holding it hitting the + or - key.

In fact that might be all that’s wrong because if you make the icons small enough the text underneath them isn’t displayed :wink:

Errrr…yeahhhhh…the icon size was the problem, and I found out that somehow it had been made smaller, so it is all good now. :-[

Thanks Mark.

You’re welcome :slight_smile: