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1 TB of data just vanished :( Please HELP !!!

by Ziaaa / September 22, 2008 10:39 PM PDT

Hello people,

This is my desperate call for help.... I almost had 1 TB of data on my WD MyBook external HDD and one day it just vanished in a matter of seconds. I need help in recovering my data. Please tell me how should i go about doing it. I have not copied anything onto the HDD yet nor done anything to it. I have tried just Handy Recovery v4 and another called Migo Recovery.
How it happened :
The HDD was connected to my PC having AVG Antivirus. I inserted a pen drive which belongs to one of my frns and copied data into the HDD. I see a flicker on my screen and 1 TB HDD displays around 932 GB of free space. I dont knw what has happened. Please HELP !!

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Other recovery tools: mentioned ...
by Kees Bakker / September 22, 2008 10:47 PM PDT
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try this
by ramarc / September 22, 2008 11:42 PM PDT

external drives sometimes get confused if they wind up using the same drive letter.

open control panel, administrative tools, computer management. open storage, disk management. find the external drive, right click it and assign a different drive letter.

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