External HDD Data Hide-and-Seek
I have a problem with my external Toshiba drive.
I recently came across a I/O Device Error message. I was unable to access the drive. I unplugged the hard drive and rebooted the computer. When I plugged it back in, the drive was recognized and I was able to access it.
However, I am unable to view ANY of my old files. When I open the hard drive, I don't see any folders, no files, nothing. All of my old files still seem to be stored on the hard drive since it shows that about half of my external's space is currently being used. The drive is a 320 GB Toshiba Store Art. PROPERTIES show me that I am currently using 180 GB. But, when I open the drive nothing is there. Just a blank screen.
Earlier in the day, I copied ALL files from a different external drive (Seagate) and put them into the Toshiba. Is there a connection? Is it possible that I copied some config/boot files from the Seagate into the Toshiba and now they are conflicting? That's my guess, but unfortunately, I can't access any of my files to check.