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Lost files from hard drive attached to a linksys E3000 router.

I have an E3000 linksys router and have an attached external hard drive (iomega) which I have been using for well over a year for network sharing of files. Just recently I wanted to upgrade the hard drive and went into the web base UI to safely remove the drive. When I plugged the drive into my PC all the files were gone. I plugged the drive back into the router and could not access the files there either. I have since tried a recovery program and was able to see the lost files but everything is out of place and renamed. Did linksys create some form of encryption on the hard drive? Is there some other way of getting access to my files other than using a recovery program. I tried contacting support but they told me that the router is out of warranty and they could not help and suggest I buy a new upgrade version. Like I would ever go back to linksys after this bad advise. Any suggestion would be great. I have also tried to reboot the router with and without the hard drive attached. I have also googled this problem but I get no hits.

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That is a very strange issue.Did you do any b/up recently? Did you experience any power grid shutdown on your neighbor? Can you plug your external hdd in another PC and test? There are several data recover softwares ,some for free and some paid.Also Iomega has a service to do it.If you want try any free data recover like MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition.

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