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Cant access DATA on my WD Passport

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June 22, 2013 10:06:28 PM

I have a WD pASSPORT WHICH I BOUGHT RECENTLY, TILL ABOUT FIVE MINS AGO I HAD ACCESS TO MY files and i had transferred data and now i cant find my files though i can see used up file size on my WD. I dunno what to do. Any suggestions.

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June 22, 2013 10:10:22 PM

Have you tried shutting down and restarting the computer to see if that fixes the problem? If not, try that and report back if it doesn't help. Another suggestion is to try the drive on a different computer to see if the files are there.
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June 23, 2013 12:14:19 AM

I did try that. I checked it on my other laptop too. No luck

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a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2013 7:53:39 PM

Have you looked under Disk Management while you have the drive plugged in? If, yes is the drive recognized there? If not, click on Start and type in "diskmgmt.msc" without the quotes and let me know what you see.
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June 23, 2013 10:44:56 PM

My device is recognized just that my files are not seen, so I loaded a data recovery software and retrieved my files and then formatted my hd... I sure hope it doesn't cause me any problems again...
Thank you for your help
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June 24, 2013 7:37:49 PM

namneil said:
My device is recognized just that my files are not seen, so I loaded a data recovery software and retrieved my files and then formatted my hd... I sure hope it doesn't cause me any problems again...
Thank you for your help


Glad to hear that you were able to retrieve the files. I, too, hope you don't have those problems again. Just out of curiosity, what data recovery software did you use?
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November 5, 2013 12:36:35 AM

namneil said:
My device is recognized just that my files are not seen, so I loaded a data recovery software and retrieved my files and then formatted my hd... I sure hope it doesn't cause me any problems again...
Thank you for your help


hi, i have this same problem. i was wondering if you could tell me what data recovery software you used? thank you.

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