This question is to help out a friend. He had an external drive, and was using it when suddenly all of the files disappeared and the capacity of the drive started showing up in My Computer as 1.38 MB. After a restart and it was still showing as the same, he removed the drive from its external case and plugged it in directly via IDE. The same thing is still happening, and he also then noticed that in Disk Management, the drive shows as its full size, which is 232.89 GB, formatted in FAT.
He is afraid to run diskcheck on the drive in fear that it will blow away his files, however I don't have any other ideas.
When you open the drive in My Computer, it shows literally 0 files on the drive (this is with Hidden + System files being displayed).
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance,