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#1 desert emperor

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:33 AM

I have Western digital 250 GB external that i have all my data (pictures,movies,music....) on --- in fact i have only 4 GB of free space!!!
The problem starts when i can't see "My music" folder although i m not sure i didn't delete accidentally and i didn't notice any extra free space due to this disappear of the the folder!
so i tried to unplug and plug again several time and on another system too BUTTTT what happened after that a main folder ( in fact i have 2 main folders under the root folder only and inside of them for sure several folders)--- so a main folder appear but without an icon of folder so if i double click it will ask me which program u want to use to open this!!! and its size is now like 32KB!! although inside there is more than 180GB!! and the hard drive is still showing only 4 GB free!!

SO what's wrong? someone can tell me what to do? i really want my data back! i have no backup of it? can i still rescue my data? by the way the other main folder under the root still working normal i can go inside browse other folders...

So PLZ any serious suggestions?can i still back up it?

Waiting ur help, yhx in advance

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:19 PM

The "MY" folders are usually set up on the C: partition.

The C: partition cannot be on an external hard drive...so did you move these folders to the external drive?

How large is the drive on which C: exists?

Have you run chkdsk /r on the C: partition/drive?

Have you chkdsk /r on the external drive?

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