I have a new PC so saved all my files to my external hard drive and set it up, decided to mak a backup imediately and without thinking saved it to my external harddrive - now it only shows that and none of the files I have written over the lst 7 years! HELP!
What's your problem, not backing up your data or overwriting your hard drive?
No matter what your problem is, it seems that you have to use a recovery utility to take a chance!
Actually, I have ever experienced recovery problem and know that the rewritten data cannot be recovered. Therefore, I hope your data has not been completely overwritten.
Moreover, at that time, I also tries a free hard drive recovery tool that works well. Impressively, it has recovered 90% of my lost data: 80 pictures, 154songs and 789 files.
If you overwrite your hard disk again and again so i am sorry to say that you can't recover your data back.but there are some hope with data recovery software.You should try to use a data recovery software to recover your data back.you can learn and take a demo of software about which type of data can be recover from here http://www.freedatarecoverysoftware.org/