While my external (A) was connected to my laptop I connected another external (B) to my laptop also. I got some data from B and saved it on my desktop. Then I removed B and turned off my computer with A still connected. The next morning my laptop recognised A as B and all the data that was on B was automatically transferred to A but none of the files that are now on A are accessible.
All the files that were originally on A are now gone and there are a bunch of new files with symbols as file names, for example, “” “ ” “÷ ”.
Furthermore, it’s a 1TB external hard drive and only about half of the memory was used, now its showing that it only has about 600mb left.
Any help to fix the problem and get all my data back will be greatly appreciated.