Files disappear how to recover?

Some move files are disappearing from my 2TB ext drive.

Sometime the file is changed into a directory with same name but 0 length.

My wild guess would be that a bit, byte, track or sector has done bad. Don’t know though.

What is causing this?

How to recover?

Would Spin-Rite utility recover the files?

Are there WD utilities, that work, that might help recover files?


 It may be possible to still extract the data utilizing data recovery software. There are several kinds of Data Recovery software available. If you do a  web search for  Data Recovery  it will yield plenty of data recovery software options.