I have a “1TB Western Digital MyBook Studio Edition” that I have formated to NTFS filesystem and I use it together with my PC running Win7 64-bit.
At a couple of occasions the MyBook has “hanged” and suddenly not accessable when running it and I could not disconnect it properly from the computer as it just hanged, at that time the whole computer start to hanging/freezing and Windows could then not close down properly.
I then had to hard shut the power of the Computer.
At at least one of those occasions (I’m not sure if it was with eSata connection or USB) when I after started up the computer it started automatic some kind of “Disk Check” and the PC said that there was something like “inconsistent” files on the MyBook! :-o
After a long time when the disk check was completed I thought that the disk was OK, as it seem to be OK to read from it.
BUT I have now discovered that a LOT OF FILES on the disk is EMPTY! :-o
The files are there, but they are empty (0 bytes). In one folder it can be maybe 1/3 of the files that now suddenly have 0 bytes size (but some of them are OK…)!
The sad things is that there is a lot of avi-files with movies that I have taken with my camera that are empty!
(it’s not only avi-files, some files are OK to read but a lot of files of different file-types are empty).
What have happened?
Is there some way I can save/repair this??
Are there some kind of “lost+found” on the disk where the data might be?
Are there some kind of repair software I can run to save this?
How can I find if there are more files that might are hurt? Right now I have randomly found a bunch of files that are empty (but some are OK) when I scanned the computer for files with 0 bytes.
The only idea I can come up with is to search for empty files on the disk.
What can I do??
Please Help! :-o