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Hey guys, yesterday was my worst nightmare ever.........Most of my important files went missing on my external hard drive

Tried searching the net and finally came back here.....You guys gotta help me, my files were missing but they still occupy space on my hard drive, even if I did a disc cleanup......

http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/a...Untitled-1.jpg

Any luck? Thanks
post #2 of 13
Have you tried running chkdsk or let Windows do it's error checking on the drive from the tools tab if you do a properties on the drive in explorer?

This seems to happen a lot especially with WD external drives but error checking or chkdsk usually fixes it.

Also, if you look in Disk Management what is the status of the drive? Healthy, Healthy (System), etc...
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Have you tried running chkdsk or let Windows do it's error checking on the drive from the tools tab if you do a properties on the drive in explorer?

This seems to happen a lot especially with WD external drives but error checking or chkdsk usually fixes it.

Also, if you look in Disk Management what is the status of the drive? Healthy, Healthy (System), etc...
I did check disk and no probs, looked in disk management and a healthy hd.......Still can't fix it....
post #4 of 13
Are you actually missing files?... or are you just looking at the size? When you select multipe folders on a disk like you have done in explorer and select "properties", you will only see the size of the selected files and the files within the first level of the directory. Any files inside other folders, down a level from your selection are ignored by windows when the "size" is calculated. Why?... You'd have to ask Microsoft.. It has always been that way.
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Are you actually missing files?... or are you just looking at the size? When you select multipe folders on a disk like you have done in explorer and select "properties", you will only see the size of the selected files and the files within the first level of the directory. Any files inside other folders, down a level from your selection are ignored by windows when the "size" is calculated. Why?... You'd have to ask Microsoft.. It has always been that way.
I'm sure I have missing files and they cost a lot ( 40-60Gb )
post #6 of 13
If i were you, my next step would be removing the drive from the external case and installing it internally. If the files are THAT important, don't f around. I went through the same BS with externals. I wound up ripping them out of the enclosures and never had an issue again.

All is not lost.

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If i were you, my next step would be removing the drive from the external case and installing it internally. If the files are THAT important, don't f around. I went through the same BS with externals. I wound up ripping them out of the enclosures and never had an issue again.

All is not lost.

Happy holidays
Happy holidays to you too, but here's the big prob.........my external hard drive is rapped in a big bag of rubber......if I open it, warranty void
post #8 of 13
Go ahead, warranty doesn't cover data recovery anyhow. i would rather lose the hard drive and warranty than the files. Wouldn't you?

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Happy holidays to you too, but here's the big prob.........my external hard drive is rapped in a big bag of rubber......if I open it, warranty void
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Yeah, you gotta decide which is more valuable to you, the warranty or the files....

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I would try to use an unerase utility like Recuva from Piriform (the makers of CCleaner). Here's a link http://www.piriform.com/recuva
It's free. Hope this helps!
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