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External Hard Drive Problem


I read a lot on here but ive never posts but ive got a bit of a problem with my external drive. So here's whats up i go to reformat my primary drive with windows 7 rc i back up all my desktop stuff to my external and then when i get it back up and going reformatted all i can view is the last folder i had up being the one with all my desktop back up. Ive plugged it into about 4 different computers now and nothing has worked. About a week or so ago i went to view my music and it was all in some weird septic looking font i closed my explore and re-opened it and every thing was fine. Ive ran check disk on it and seems to be working fine, except for the fact i can see all of my files just the ones that are in my desktop back up folder. So if any one knows what this problem is or has had it before and could point me in a right directions to take in fixing it if it can be fixed that would be awesome.

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