Thanks ThunderZ and Hamluis. It is just the contents of Mypictures that is missing. I've run a virus and malware scan on the external hard drive that has the issue...and nothing, its clean. We weren't even on line when we lost the contents and the drive was on and open but that file wasn't.... I've looked in every other folder, cleaned out debris (contents I don't need anymore) and still nothing. I thought maybe it was hidden and unhide everything..nothing.
I will give the undelteplus a go and see what happens thanks again.
quick update... I downloaded the undelete program... trial version. Guess I'll have to get the full version if I want to undelete anything. I found some photos that no one even touched. GO figure. This was helpful but the photos which were in the thousands are not in there. So we have no idea what to think, I mean we were downloading into this file to save room on our computer never dawned on us that we would lose it on the external hard drive. Shocked and upset still over the loss. Not sure what else is possible. Still no sign of virus either.
Okay, something new is happening with my external drive.... I just got a corrupt file warning. I am unable to delete or view the contents in three folders, when I open them each has o kb in them,yet when I go to delete them I can't a warning comes up saying directory is not empty. I have chosen to show all hidden files, and nothing shows up still in any of these folders.
Edited by Kaeljia, 31 August 2009 - 03:28 PM.