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Western digital external hard drive showing empty folder

My 80 Gb ext hard drive is less than 40% used space..I have many music albums etc and one album full of personal details, documents and photos etc. It was working yesterday but today it is showing the personal album as "empty"...All music etc is still ok..I have not deleted the album so where has it gone..The only thing that did occur was the hard drive was accidentally disconnected before closing it down..Please can you guys assist..Many thanks Turned on my computer and my hard drive loaded as usual, but when I tried to access my files all I got was an error saying all my folders were empty.

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Hi Elizabethfam

If not removed safely, external devices can lose information when disconnected.

I recommend using a free recovery tool called Handy Recovery which is normally used to recover files accidentally files on a PC. The application can also be used to try and recover files on your external HD.

Handy recovery: http://www.handyrecovery.com/download.shtml (look for the small button near the bottom that says 'Freeware')

Good luck!

~Rob

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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ya difinalty you are thinkg in right way....actually last folder is not copied properly.....

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