I have an external 60gig usb hard drive
On My Computer it shows that the hard drive has 55gigs used up
When I open up the hard drive, and highlight everything and click properties it shows there are only 47gigs used up. The hard drive is offset by 8 gigs. An easy fix would be to reformatt it and start over however, the 8 gigs of space is of value to me. The folder that contained the 8 gigs is what has vanished off the computer. the folder that containted this folder doesn’t show that it is offset by the 8 gigs. It’s like the folder doesn’t even exist. Only proof that I know it is there is by the properties in My Computer. I read somewhere that drives tend to act funny when they are completely full, guess this kinda proves that statement is true. I ran 2 data recovery programs that detect the missing information on the drive, as well as over 100gigs of past deleted information.
I guess my question would be if any of you have used any data recovery programs in the past to recovery information similiar to this problem. And if so any recommendations on what to use. I am kind of cash limited so I was hoping one of you can point me in the right direction to a free program or another solution that can fix this.