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My maxtor external hard drive has done a scheguled Plan b backup but files that I removed from my master hard drive to free up space because I had them saved on my external hard drive are now missing from the external hard drive and I am hoping I can recover them.


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When a file is delete, it's still there on the drive, just as before; all that happens is that the file table marks it as free space and changes its name so it's no longer visible. There are a number of "undelete" utilities available, including several good ones, like asoftech data recovery that helped me before:
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
Where do you plan to restore your files\012from, the Maxtor drive or the external hard drive?

\012\012In my personal experience, I would\012recommend you to restore them from this Maxtor drive because you may have much\012more chances to do it there.

\012\0121). Do not save anything new on this Maxtor\012drive since then in case of data loss.

\012\0122). Try to restore these removed files easily from this drive by using a drive data recovery freeware. There are many\012data recovery programs available online. But, not all of them could work as\012efficiently as we hope. Therefore, you should pay much attention to select a\012proper one over the internet.

If you really have no idea about data recovery stuff, you could try to use this drive data recovery freeware:

http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/external-hard-drive-recover.html

\012\0123). Do not save the restored files on the\012same drive in case of data recovery failure.

\012\0124). Do not forget to\012back up everything important at least on two hard drives.
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