OK, so this time I need some help. Recently, using Windows 10 on a dual-boot system, I copied a large - 75+ gig - folder stored on an SD card to a similarly named folder on a 2TB USB drive. File systems of both the SD card and the 2T drive are exFAT.
Windows only copied 58G to the USB drive, and as well, APPARENTLY deleted the remaining files from the source drive (the SD card).
Using a Ubuntu utility, I was able to recover the deleted files (from the SD card) to my hard-drive. Then, still using Lubuntu (18.04) I copied the recovered files stored on my hard-drive into the same 2TB folder.
All the recovered files were stored in folders on my hard-drive that had nothing to do with the existing folders on my 2T drive.
To my dismay, ONLY the recovered files stored in the “recovery” folders appeared in the 2T drive. The other files, the ones already there on the 2T drive in other folders, were gone. I’m now copying the files still stored on the SB card into the 2T drive into a separate folder, so I will be made whole.
Any ideas what could be going on here?