I had a message about errors when I plugged in my WD external hard drive. I let the Error Checking run and when it finished it said I needed to format the disk. I cancelled this and looked in my computer and although the drive appeared, no details (i.e. space usage) was present.
I re-ran Error Checking with "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" checked.
After running this the drive appeared properly in My Computer.
However there are many files missing, and the space usage of what is there doesn't match up with what my computer says.
Files I can physically see: ~ 120 Gb.
Space usage according to Explorer: ~420 Gb.
So it looks like tha data may still be there but Windows can't see it???
Any suggestions on possible ways to recover??
Edit: BTW, forgot to say, all this is booted into Windows 7 not XP on my dual boot system.