Okay, I have the drive connected.
Copying and pasting works fine for every folder except My Documents, the most imp.
It says the folder is inaccessible, that it has 0 kb, but when I run certain recovery software (can't remember which) it shows the folders are still there, but contain nothing. When I run Recover My Files, it tells me the files themselves are still there, but that I have to buy the software in order to recover my files.
Does anyone know of reallllllllly good recovery software for free or at least a trial version that actually does more than say my files are there without giving them to me?
This whole issue is getting critical now, I'm on the verge of throwing up my hands and whipping the drive.
Then again, is there software that might have a better chance of recoverying my files post-formatting?
Thanks for the help, again.