Quote: Originally Posted by mjf
You have probably corrupted your file system but most of your data should be intact. Try using RECUVA to recover your data (see free program listing on this forum).
I would then use WD Lifeguard diagnostics to checkout your disk.
With WD disks like my "MyBook Essentials" they can go to sleep and you need to unplug and reconnect but NOT when the USB icon shows they are connected and certainly not when you are transferring data. Like Seavixen says eject first.
I understand what you're saying, however the drive would disappear completly from explorer and from the list of drives on the side panel. so using 'eject' wasn't an option. and if it happened while transffering, windows would give me an error to say the location was no longer available.
I have just tried to use RECUVA and it could not find the location. it also doesn't appear in my device manager when I connect using an IDE cable.