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Acomdata external harddrive gone blank.

This is a first for me, and I hope someone knows the answer. I use my external harddrive to backup media and documents about once a week. I skipped a couple weeks over the holidays, and when I got back my external harddrive is blank. It is recognized by both my computer and laptop but is shown as empty. The computer says that all its memory is available, and I can transfer files to and from it. Is all my old data gone for good? And can I trust it to hold data again?

External Harddrive: Acomdata HD080U2FE-72
Format: NTFS
OS: Windows XP

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Re: Acomdata external harddrive gone blank.

Dont copy any data from or too the disk then use recover software. like Recover My Files, and if you copy any data to that disk it will damage the data you want.

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