Your post isn't very clear, alas.
I've never seen a folder say "EMPTY". And it's not clear what "it shows my files, but I cannot find any of them" means. Nor if it's only ONE folder that has this problem or all folders. Nor what software you downloaded and what you did after you downloaded them.
- What does the pie-chart in the disk-properties say about total and free disc space? Is it what you expect or are files lost?
- Did you do a chkdsk on the drive?
- Do the files show up if you show hidden and system files?
- Do they show up in the attrib-command?
It's not yet time to cal a professional data recovery company, like ontrack.com or drivesavers.com. But that might become necessary/
Did nobody ever tell you that external hard disks are RATHER UNRELIABLE? And that you MUST make a backup copy of your files (burn to DVD, for example, or copy to one or two internal hard disks) if you don't want to loose them? With a little bit of bad luck, you can tell others!
I have 250GB external hard disk wherein I stored most of my files. I plugged it in on my computer at my office and it was working perfectly. After safely removing it and plugging it again my folder says 'EMPTY'. I checked the properties and it shows my files, but unfortunately i cannot find any of them.
I tried restoring by way of downloading alot of softwares but eventually it cannot be restored.
Is it because of the virus why this thing happened?
How can i recover my files.
Please I need help.
Appreciate it. Thanks!