Wd elements external hard drive files are there but cannot see

I need help !
I have a Seagate 1.5 TB Free Agent External Hard Drive . I have a folder with approx. 500 GB in this H.D. This folder have some other 3 -400 folders . Sudenly , when I open the H.D. I cannot see this folder ; when I check the H.D.'s properties the folders / files are in the H.D.
So, what can I do to open this folder or the other folders which I put on this H.D.

Thanks
Gabriel
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  1. @00am342a

    I have the same issue, i tried the steps you mentioned but all i can see is the setup files of Western Digital. I still cannot access my personal files from the External HD.
  2. 00am342a said:
    You could try this to show them out:
    Start=> Run=>Type in “control folders” in the blank and click “OK”=>Choose “View” on the appearing “Folder Options” box=> Select “show hidden files and folders”.
  3. 1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator
    2. Type attrib -r -s -h f:*.* /s/d
    (change f with your external drive letter)
    3. Tap enter, wait for a moment
    4. Voila, you have your file comes back
  4. QusaiAltair said:
    1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator
    2. Type attrib -r -s -h f:*.* /s/d
    (change f with your external drive letter)
    3. Tap enter, wait for a moment
    4. Voila, you have your file comes back



    Yah, you almost hit it, dude.
    It's a virus! That hides your files.
    So just tell your computer to show them again, therefore...do THIS.
    In the Windows Command Prompt:
    -Write: d: (change d with your external drive letter).
    -Press Enter
    -Write: attrib /d /s -r -h -s *.*
    -Press Enter
    -Wait for your computer to work. It's ready only UNTIL this appears: "D:\>_ " (My computer took a long while).
    -Go back to your HD and see. :)
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