I made a backup of everything on my hard drives a couple of weeks ago, and since I've had a virus that crippled my entire system (the external wasn't attached at this point) and I've had to reinstall Windows etc.

I've just come to access the backup, and although the drive shows 70GB of space used, and two folders that would represent the two drives that were backed up, when I open the folders there's nothing there...it's a completely empty folder. I've checked if the files/folders are hidden, and they aren't, so I have no idea what's going on.

I'm running a fresh install of XP if that helps any...


Quote by fake_sk8r182
Nope - I used the backup software that was bundled with the drive...

Can you not restore the files using said backup software?

If not, then I'm afraid I can't help you any further, as I do not have knowledge of any bespoke backup software (aside form Symantec's Backup Exec, but I doubt you have that).

I am sorry for your loss.