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Windows 7: hdd lost data

23 Dec 2009   #1

win 7
hdd lost data

i have 320 gb wd external drive on which i saved some data some movies and documents and picss.but now when i connect it to my laptop it just shows an icon recycle bin and when i try to open it it says all files have been deleted.but the disk shows 13 gb of used space what has happened to it. ireally need that data how can i correct it plz help

windows vista
hp laptop working fine

i dont knbow guys where to ask the questions mods will u plz place it in right region
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23 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello Goats,

Could you go into Folder Options and confirm that Hidden and Protected OS files are displayed?
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24 Dec 2009   #3

win 7

yeah they are displayed any other solutions mate
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24 Dec 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Try taking ownership of the drive, then try to copy the files..

How to Create a Take Ownership Shortcut in Windows 7
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24 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

I will suggest using a recovery option,
such as recuvera, created by the same team that makes ccleaner.
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24 Dec 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Spinrite is another product if needed.
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