No files left after failed restore

After a RECOVERY was done on my PC, I left my PC running a full restore of my files and pictures overnight - some 71000 files in all. To my horror, the RESTORE failed as nothing is on my RECOVERED PC and even worse I now seem to have lost all the backups from my WD Passport drive. The files are there on the WD PAssport drive as the ride is nearly full but I can’t see them. Horror of horors - as I’ve lost over 3 years pictures and music which isn’t backed up to CD etc.


What drive model do you have? Also how did you backup your data?