I just got this 2TB MyBook external drive and have been backing things up to it manually (using Windows Explorer in WinXP). I needed to back up some additional files from a Win7 laptop so I connected it there. It recognized the drive, I made a new folder to put those files, and copied over what I needed to. But now back in WinXP all I can see is that new folder. All of the stuff I backed up is invisible (I think it’s all still there…) as well as the folders with the Smartware data. All I can see now is the new folder, recycle bin, RECYCLER, and system volume information.
Also, the drive shows it has 354G of data, which sounds about right. The Win7 hard drive was only 300G and I didn’t copy all of it over. So, the data is there, but why can’t I see it or access it? This is bizarre.
Please help if you can.