I have had a WD external hard drive for over a year now and I haven’t had any problems until now. The problem I have now seems to be very strange and is very confusing to me.
What I usually use my hard drive for is saving photos from my camera. I have taken a ton of photos over the last year and have backed them up on my hard drive many times. Now, after not using it for a while, I decided to track down the full size version of a photo to email to someone. Well, I couldn’t find the photo.
After some investigation, I have discovered that the files that I saved all all there (ex. my friend’s photos are in a file called “Morgan and Lori”) but when I open the file it is empty. No photos, just the folders. It turns out that there are a lot of folders that should have photos in them, but they are empty.
On top of that, I save videos as well. Well, some of the folders that should contain photos and videos from a certain session don’t have the photos but have the videos. So, it seems like the videos are saved but the photos are no where to be found.
I have smaller versions of the photos saved to flickr, but without the originals I am kind of limited. Where did they go? I am sure that I’ve looked through them before.
Do I need to do some sort of recover? Any advice would be great. Also, if you need more info let me know. Thanks!