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I have a wd 250 mybook hard drive - it's showing up in my computer as having 205gb left of space so it knows there's files on there but when i go into any of my folders they're all empty. I have been getting an error which says it failed to write and to save the files elsewhere but I'm unable to do that if it's showing all the folders as empty! - help please??!

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Did you try switching the USB port that you plug your unit into? This could help. You may need to reinstall the WD provided software. I believe it is available from their website if you don't have the CD anymore.

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