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I copied some important files to my pendrive a few hours ago. Now, when I connect it to my computer it appears to be empty, but right clicking the drive and selecting properties shows a lot of space being used.

What can I do? Is there any way to recover these files?

I know Files are not hidden.

My operating systems is Windows, I am using the Windows 7 (32bit)

Also I've tested it In Windows XP (32 bit)

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What makes you think it is not empty? – terdon Jul 3 '13 at 19:58
@terdon a few hours before I put it on several files, but I do not have any data now – Software Jul 3 '13 at 20:01
Perhaps the transfer did not work, or you removed the drive before it was finished. It sounds like the files are simply not there. You will get better answers if you explain exactly what you have done in your question, including your operating system. – terdon Jul 3 '13 at 20:11
TestDisk to the rescue... – Breakthrough Jul 3 '13 at 20:11
In that case say so in your question. That's why you are getting downvotes. See here for help on asking good questions. – terdon Jul 3 '13 at 20:44
up vote 1 down vote accepted
  • The files might be hidden
    • Go to your drive
    • then click tools > Folder options...
    • Choose view > and check show hidden files and folders


or try running chkdsk /f /x /r e:\ ("or whatever drive letter you got on drive")

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NO, I had previously reviewed. @Homer Simpsons – Software Jul 3 '13 at 23:02
run cmd -> then enter dir /s ("YOUR DRIVE LETTER") – Homer Simpsons Jul 3 '13 at 23:08
yes, I know.I've done this. – Software Jul 3 '13 at 23:12
Download and give me your id nr for me to connect live for support – Homer Simpsons Jul 3 '13 at 23:15
Wow, thank you @Homer Simpsons But I decided, I write paper again Because I have rushing -<@ – Software Jul 3 '13 at 23:19

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