Reader’s Digest version:
After an hour on the phone with support it was determined that my 3tb My Book Live network drive, which contains close to 700 gigs of data, is probably defective or corrupted.
I’ve removed the drive from the case, attached it to a universal drive adapter, and with the help of a freeware program called DiskInternals, I can now see the various folders and files that make up the operating system (I presume). But where are the 700 gigs of files that I loaded? I’ve looked everywhere and they’re not there. WD has indicated that this particular disk is formatted for Linux. The three computers on my home network are running Windows 7 and Vista. And btw, the drive worked just fine for about three weeks.
So the question is this. How do I locate my data, and is it possible to move it onto one of my pc’s with this method? If the disk were not formatted for Linux it seems it would be a simple matter of dragging the files over to the pc.
Does anyone have experience retrieving their data from the 3tb MBL using a hard drive adapter. If so, how did you do it? Thank you.