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Cant See Data On WD External (500GB)

I was deleting some duplicate files on my external HD and after i reset my laptop i could not see any of my stored files on the HD.

The laptop reads it but when i open it i only see music files.
I have movie files word documents JPEG files but i cant see or open them.
I think the files are in there because it says i have used 480GB and free space is 5GB.

Can you help me see or recover this files so they are visible to me.

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    how do you recover this files.

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Yes! You can restore them back as long as you've not written anything new on this HD. Anything new on this drive right now may rewritten your lost files and make them gone permanently. So, take care!

1). Do not save anything new on this drive.

2). Disconnect this drive and download a data recovery freeware. Your files are not actually deleted. They only become invisible and inaccessible. That's why there are still 408 GB used space.

Read more detailed information of data recovery freeware here:
WD hard drive recovery

3). Follow the instruction carefully and back up all these restored files on another storage device in case of data recovery failure.

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Dear,dont take tention,if data is deleted accidently i can recover total data your using some software.
so first you try
1-remove some data from Hard disk
2-may be virus occured or attach with files.
yes you can easily recover the delete files.

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