my hitachi hard drive has been around for quite some time now. i just started using it last month. it worked perfectly until one day it just would not load everything i put on it. It will show up on my desktop-that my computer has recognized it, but then when i go to open it, it just sits and loads forever and never shows that anything is on it. My computer is also telling me that it is "Indexing time machine back ups" i dont know what that means. please help!! i put my whole life on this thing, and becasue i didnt know better, i didnt back it up
I noticed in your message that the machine is telling you it is "indexing time machine backups". Are you using a Mac? If yes and you haven't backed up in a while it will take some time for the indexing to complete. If not, was the drive ever used on a Mac?