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External hard drive but no folders or files show up?

by Mastermmm / October 27, 2010 2:46 PM PDT

Hi there,

I have an almost full 1TB hard drive, but for some reason I just connected it and there seems to be nothing inside, at least that I can see. No folders, no files, absolutely nothing. Right before I disconnected it beforehand, I did something along the lines of searching or dealing with hidden files as I remember, but that is all I remember. How can I get this data to show up again like it used to?

I MUST NOTE THAT I JUST TRIED 'INDEXING THE DRIVE' FOR FASTER SEARCHING, and as a result I saw all of my files coming up above the moving green bar but like this : 'F:/$RECYCLE.BIN..."

I also must note that I just tried a couple of good programs for undeleting lost files, and a couple of deleted files came up, but it was stuff I have deleted that I actually MEANT to delete and did not want..the rest of the 900gb I am trying to find seems to be 'missing', yet the hard drive space on my external hard drive is still taken up.

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I ALSO HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM
by mmjurcik / May 16, 2011 6:36 AM PDT

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> DID YOU FIND A SOLUTION???

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solution
by mmjurcik / May 16, 2011 8:57 AM PDT

I FOUND THIS WEBSITE AND DOWNLOADED THE PROGRAM AND IT WORKED. ITS GOING TO TAKE ME AWHILE TO CHANGE ALL THE FILES (147GB OF FILES FROM DSK TO JPG. BUT IT WORKS). ONE TIP YOU NEED TO COPY THE DSK FILES TO YOUR C DRIVE AND NOT PUT THEM IN ANY FOLDERS, OTHERWISE THE PROGRAM DOESN'T FIND THEM.

GOOD LUCK!

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