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My Book Essential Edition, can't get data but know is there hope

My Book Essential Edition, 250 GB, Model #WD25001032, bought 2 yrs. ago. Worked very well at time of unplugging it.
I purchased new HP Printer, uninstalled everything to keep wiring untangled. Did not ''safely remove hardware'' as I was supposed to on MB. Plugged everything back in, light came on, on My Book, greenlight. BUtttttt........ when tried to find it the icon on desktop gone, it was not in All Programs anywhere, is in My Computer, shows room available is 232.88 GB, started out with 250 GB. That is why I assume the data is still there. Disk management says My Book (F) 232.88GB, NTFS, Healthy. I am in high hopes that the photos are still there and easy to get to for someone that knows how.. I hope I have given you enough info, I sure appreciate the help you offer. Thank you Happydonkey.

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Hi There, Don't know if this will help ?. I have My Book Ess-Edit 500. I bought it six months ago. (it has a blue light which moves up & down when on) Anyway here goes. you don't have to safely remove my book as it turns on & off with your PC. Was your pc on when you pulled the plug? IF SO YOU MAY BE IN THE S***. with my book turned on, Try from start xp / flag Vista. / Computer/ highlight WD mybook / right clik open, in list you should see whats on your my book, folders & so on.
(you seem to be looking for your pic's). highlight folders/ right clik open/ you can restore a file from the list by, again highlight/ then right click/ from list pick (send to) Documents. From there you can copy / paste to pictures. Hope this helps ? Steve 105

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