Well I did some searching/googling and I spoke to a friend that told me to look at the owner tab. He said it was weird that under “My Computer” it was showing up as a blank disk - but under administrative tools it was showing up with the data (or Normal)
Turns out that it had the “Administrator” listed as the owner - not my profile, which has administrator rights???
I do not know if this is due to a recent windows 7 updates or the fact that I installed the Western digital updates:
The following updates were installed for windows 7
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB976902) 16 Jan
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2454826) 16 Jan
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - January 2011 (KB890830) 13 Jan
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB982726), 32-Bit Edition 13 Jan
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2419640) 13 Jan
Apollo 1607E Firmware Updater v2.018-v2.019 (126.96.36.199).exe 16 Jan
WD SmartWare Virtual CD Manager for Windows Web Release-v188.8.131.52.exe 16 Jan
WD Software Upgrader 16 Jan
I really had not tried to access the drive between the 13 and 16 Jan installs – but I cannot say it was one or the other – While I am leaning towards the Windows updates……
Here is the weird part – now I have “locks” showing up on all the folders on the drive – and it renamed it to Local Disk?
I can access all my files - But it seems weird – the lock icon on all my files???