Well to start off my old laptop broke so I had to purchase a new one, I also purchased a "CIT" external hard drive caddy and granted permission for me to access the old files (the old hard drive is an IDE) .. The problem I'm having is.. I *KNOW* the old drive had saved documents/pictures/videos etc stored on there ..however now it's showing as empty am I doing something wrong or is there some other way I need to grant permission to view the files? (I did the 'right click'.. go to 'properties'..click on 'security'..click 'advanced' and then tick my current user name on this new laptop.
hmm,,, my laptop wanted to see if it could throw itself downstairs and survive it failed and smashed up lol! ..It isn't broken cos of the hard drive it's broken cos the screen had enough of being attached to the rest of the device. -.-
There are some pictures that I can access in the "desktop" folder and some files music in the "music folder" .. Does this mean I must of deleted the pics etc..I might of just restored it to factory settings prior to the 'accident' .. I can't remember lol it's an OLD laptop ..
in windows 7 open up Computer in top left should have Organize(click down arrow) go to
Folder and Search options that will bring up >Folder Options click >View tab you should see a check box 6th one down , has Don't show then Show hidden files, folders and drives , make sure Show is selected hit Apply
Dont know if that fix your issue or not
Data loss from a corrupted hard drive is really common. But, luckily, you could try a hard drive recovery freeware to get back you data as long as you have not rewritten the original data with any new data.
It worked very well since it has helped my friend to retrieve his inaccessible data before.
You could download it there: http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-to-repair-cor... Important note: You should not save any new data to rewrite the original data in case of any data loss.
You are supposed to back up your data well in the future.