About 4 years ago I had a computer die on me. Before disposing of it I removed the hard drive from it to use as an external back-up. It was a 60GB hard drive, and when the pc died, I had about 25GB worth of free space. Used it for a few years, storing new stuff and deleting old. About a year and a half ago, I bought a 500GB external drive to use a back up, and stored the other one away. Yesterday I was looking for a few files that I knew were on the 60GB drive, but when I went to find them, it seemed like a lot of stuff was missing. When I clicked on properties for the drive, it was showing around 10GB total drive space with about 3GB actually available. Now for my question....are the missing files (and drive space) gone, hidden in some way, or has time and inactivity damaged the drive in some way? I racked my brain trying all the tricks I know (which I'll admit aren't many) but came up empty. If anyone could help shed some light on this problem, I would definitely appreciate it. Thanks in advance.