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Folders gone from external hard drive

Last response: in Storage
December 14, 2012 8:01:51 PM

Was uploading some photos from my external hard drive to my PC. Now most folders are gone. My PC still shows that I have used 200 GB of space. So something is still there. My laptop will not even recognize it. Help!
January 28, 2013 6:01:38 AM

They are possibly hidden somehow. You could try to show them:
Start => Run => Type in “control folders” and press “OK” =>Click “View” and hook “Show hidden files and folders”=> Press “OK”.

If the first way doesn’t make a sense, your hard drive may be logically damaged somehow. To get back your 200GB of data, you should try a free hard drive recovery utility that can help user process different recovery problems by providing four recovery options. Actually, I know it because it has ever recovered all lost data of my girl friend from a flash drive. It is really worth a shot.

You could read more about it there: -

Important note: You are supposed to back up at least two copies of your important data on a separate drive in the future.