Ext.Hard Drive gone Mad!
I have a WD 500GB external hardDrive connected to a Dell8400. A couple of months ago I disconnected it, improperly I will admit, when I plugged it back in stuff was missing, so I ran error checking.(little hazey on details, it was months ago and I was in ohdearlord mode) Now it doesn't show any files and it reads that about 150GB are being used, when it should read about 350 being used.
I was able to examine it closer with a recovery app, and it just shows tons of empty folders with a dot and three letters. Can't tell where all the GBs are hidden.
No idea what to do. have tried several recovery programs and nothing seems to do it. they will either see those strange files and do nothing about it, or not see the files and still do nothing.
At a loss. Any help or guidance would be great!!