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Computer recognizes external hard drive but says its empty when its actualy full

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  • Western Digital
  • Computer
  • External Hard Drive
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
June 2, 2011 9:10:18 AM

i pluged my WD hard drive into computer it was accentually unplugged and now computer cannot read the hard drive its full but windows vista says its empty

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June 2, 2011 7:00:51 PM

There's a good chance that your MFT is corrupted. That's not too terrible of a thing because there are plenty of programs you can get that will read all the files manually. One good place to look is

If your data was there and you didn't run it in a drying machine full of magnets, it should still be there.