I am not abe to see the data on my hard drive in my computer

March 29, 2012 at 22:19:35
Specs: Windows7

I am not abe to see the data on my hard drive in my computer, am using windows 7 OS. but the hard drive memory is utilized like D drive memory allocated is 50 GB out of which 35 Gb is free which means 15 GB isutilized but am not able to see any data. I dont know what is the actual cause may be virus or hard disk cluster damage. Please help me

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March 30, 2012 at 01:39:32
Open up my computer, hit the alt key, a small menu drop down will appear. click tools, click folder options, click on the view tab.

Now check off "show hidden files, folders, and drives"

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March 30, 2012 at 05:00:47
WARNING: If your computer is a factory built system then your D drive is your RECOVERY DRIVE and you should NOT mess with it. The 35GB out of 50GB definitely sounds like your recovery drive and if you save or delete anything on that partition then you may not be able to access your recovery console and do a factory restore if you ever need it. For more information on this check your manual online or Google "recovery partition on Windows 7" before you do something you may later regret. If you render the recovery partition useless then you will need to purchase a recovery disk set from the system manufacturer. If you purchase a recovery disk set then you can delete this partition if you like and either expand your C drive or create a new partition and format it but 50GB will not be much of a partition to use for files.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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March 30, 2012 at 13:19:24
I was thinking it was a restore partition too, but I have never seen a 50GB restore partition. Although 15GB of data seems correct for the amount of data a restore partition would have. Did you have your drive replaced? If you had cloned the original drive to a larger drive then the cloning software may have re-sized your restore partition.

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