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wait, did my hard drive just randomly delete all my data ... ?

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I bought a new 1TB Western Digital drive a few months ago and had about 900GB of data on it. It was drive E and I had it named "Editing Projects." This morning when I opened up My Computer, the drive is still showing there but the name is gone and it looks like a brand new drive that hasn't yet been formatted. I went into Disk Management and it says it's healthy and the bar is blue, black, so it doesn't look "unformatted" in there. It shows up in HDTune as well. Clicking on it just freezes everything up.

But as you can see, the name is missing, it looks like it hasn't been formatted, and it says there's no data on it! What's going on??




Edited by grav1t0n - 10/2/13 at 9:32am
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post #2 of 5
That isn't good... Maybe try disconnecting the SATA cable and reconnecting just to check the cable and if it is still not showing up, I would say that the drive may have just ate your data. You could try using a recovery program to get what data you can off of it.
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Now I have no idea what's going on. In the screenshot I posted above about 1 hour ago, C drive has 34GB free. When I went to check it again after seeing your reply I noticed C drive had 500MB free. I clicked refresh and now it has 16GB free. I've made no changes whatsoever to this drive all day. It's like my computer is just spazzing out and all the drives are acting up.
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Try a live linux distro on flash drive or disc, like ubuntu.
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In a worst case scenario and the drive is completely broken, would I at least be able to recover a LIST of the files/directories that were on it? At least if I know exactly what I've lost, I can try to reacquire everything. Since Windows indexed all the files on this drive would that index/list be somewhere on the boot drive that I can access?
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