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« on: April 05, 2007, 03:25:39 AM »

Ok so my mobo died and I got buddy at the computer store to stick in a new one.

At the same time I asked him to reformat my small 10 gig drive because I wanted to use it to install windows on. Since it's small and I would not store things on it. Easy to format.

The drive that WAS my windows drive is my 40 gig. Full of pictures of family and friends, vital information and everything I need.
It is now my secondary slave drive. I also have my 15 gig installed as a primary slave. The 15 gig holds all my music and yes I have more than 15 gigs of music...
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So I have my 10 as my Main, with my 10 and 40 as slaves.

My 10 had no format on it it was just a storage dump.

My 40 WAS my Windows XP Primary boot drive.


THE PROBLEM


The 40 Gig Drive Reads as being 90% FULL. That is correct. I had it pretty full.

I no longer have the ability to look at ANY My Documents or Desktop Files.

I have Windows and Program files visible on the drive.

I have searched the whole drive for any files that I have on that drive and nothing ever shows up. I can't see any of my files and I want to know what I can do to get to them.

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007, 08:46:02 AM »

Anyone? No? Should I post on a different forum? Really need some help here please?
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 11:46:18 PM »

Sorry for the delay

So you can see the drive in My Computer but when you double click there are no files shown?
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 08:21:44 PM »

No I can see the WINDOWS folder, the PROGRAM FILES folder and anything else that was in the primary directory.

So anything that is right in the drive.

But what I cannot see is the files from My Documents or My Desktop.

I searched the drive, They don't exist.

I looked in E:Windows/Documents And Settings/User/ Desktop and it was like....nothing...But the drive is still full.

If I install windows XP pro on my master drive will this work?
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