/* I'm running 10.6.2, and my external HD is a Western Digital 250GB with the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format */ So my external HD decided it would try and delete two videos present on it every single time I connect it to my macbook. Seriously, each and every time I connect my external HD to the macbook, my (then empty) trash shows those two videos the external HD is trying to delete. It appears that it has become doomed forever to try and delete those two videos. This makes it impossible to eject the external HD normally, since it is always "in use" trying to delete those two videos, and I'm forced to 'force-eject'. The fact that it is in constant use means I can't run Disk utilities to Repair Disk because the external HD must be unmounted first. A side-effect of all this is that I can no longer see any file stored on the external HD. The info says "250 GB capacity, 80 GB available," meaning that my files are still on there, but I cannot see them through Finder. I feel as though there is an easy fix for this, but I can't get to it. I contacted WD about this, and they said the partition table may be corrupted and that there is no way to fix this, so I should try and recover the data. ANY help on how to fix this would be *greatly* appreciated, or, barring that, any recommendations on data recovery software would be appreciated as well.