I have 6GB of back-up files on a 80GB external hard drive in NTFS format. When I tried to access them from Windows 7 (64-bit), the drive appears empty. However, when I look at the drive properties, you can see the 6GB of used space.
I have tried:
- Showing hidden files, folders and drives in Windows Explorer, but only came up with "$RECYCLING.BIN" folder containing a 1kB desptop configuration file.
- Opening the drive using Command Prompt and checking the directory, including the switch to show all hidden files (dir /ah).
- Opening the drive properties and using the error checking tool to "automatically fix file system errors" and "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors".
- Scanning the drive with Avast antivirus (negative).
- Opening the drive on another computer with Windows XP.
- Even the program "USB Show" to try to show the invisible files.
But to no avail :/ My laptop was stolen when my home was buglarised, so this hard drive is all I have left of my personal files and photos (work files were backed-up via Dropbox).
Any other ideas? What I wouldn't give for an old gutsy program like XTree Gold!
Thanks for reading :) I would be eternally grateful for any assistance.