SATA to USB cable, HDD is shown but no files in the HDD are shown

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  1. amidor

    amidor Newbie

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    Hi,
    My wife's computer crashed so I took her HDD (seagate baracuda 1 TB) and I plugged it to a SATA to USB cable.

    I plugged into my own laptop using my USB port and it shows as drive F: but when I open the drive it says "this folder is empty" as if there were no files on the hard drive.

    When I check the properties of the hard drive it shows that there are 2 gigabytes of used space.

    So the data is alive, the drive is OK but I cannot see my wife's files.


    Can someone please help me with this issue? Thank you very much in advance.
     
  2. TANWare

    TANWare Just This Side of Senile, I think. Super Moderator

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    is this a laptop or desktop drive?
     
  3. senso

    senso Notebook Deity

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    Most likelly you are missing more partitions because 2GB is a pretty small partition and no os would have such a small partition..

    Grab gparted, make a USB drive bootable with it and then start diging, with some luck the data ks still there.
     
  4. skflsdkjfld

    skflsdkjfld Notebook Guru

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