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I can't access information on the hard drive. The data is there.... but there's no folder to open.

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If the drive is good, but the partition was lost, or the file was deleted and the trash was emptied, you can attempt a data recovery using a data recovery software. Please note that if your trash was emptied, if any new programs were added or files created, there is the potential the data has been overwritten. As long as the drive has not been touched since the data loss, and the drive is working, there is a good chance of data recovery. There are several software programs range greatly in price. Here are a couple low cost versions that usually work for most situations: Active Partition Recovery= http://www.partition-recovery.com/ ; Stellar - Phoenix= http://www.stellarinfo.com/

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