After further searching this issue, i have found other members who are complaining about the exact same issue i am having.
I have 2 wd element drives, one is 2.0 one is 2.5TB – the 2.5tb wont show anything, it shows my 7 main folders, but they’re all empty, but when i click properties, it says that i only have 8GB free out of 2.2TB or w/e
Plus when i unlug THE usb from the pc, and only when i unplug it does it ask me i want to format the drive
Also i get a little notification box when i plug in the drive that it is okay to eject and remove it
I have tested the drive with a different usb cable, and my other wd elements drive still works fine, so i have narrowed it down to being an issue with the drive itself, but i can’t figure out why? earlier today it would show up the drive, and i could open the drive, and view my top 7 folders in the root folder. but nothing beyond there, but now… i cant even see the drive show up in my computer, it used to show up as \WD ELEMENTS-1\ But now it just shows up as Local Disc L’:\ And i can’t even open that drive