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Didn't delete files...just turned on my WD Mybook 2TB drive and found that about 400GB of Media Footage completely gone. Have no idea where it went. Drive didn't crash, nor was it improperly put away. Ran Disk Utility and it said the drive was Ok.

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Try using windows recovery tool, set your computer back a couple of days

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hi dear

see the picture

1 Western Digital defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes and a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes


288b4e7.gifi hope help you



thx

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