Found my problem!!! Copied and pasted this article. Recovering data from a hard drive: First you must un-hide your folders so you can view them.
This is performed on the computer that the USB external drives is plugged into.
1.Go to the Start menu at the bottom left corner.
2.Choose My Computer.
3.Go to the menu at the top and choose Tools, then choose Folder options. If you cannot see the menu press that ALT key on the keyboard.
4.Choose View from the tabs at the top.
5.Scroll down the list and find the Hidden files and folders section. Choose to show hidden files and folders.
6.Then press Apply and then OK.