Hey I read this forum a lot, but this is my first time actually posting. I am having a weird thing happen with the standard NTFS-3G driver to read and write on my external USB NTFS hard disk. I was hoping someone with a good understanding of drive formatting could help me out. To start with, I have two partitions on this drive mounted as V:/ and S:/. They are both NTFS with 4KB cluster size made in Windows XP. . I installed this driver and its syspref plugin from http://www.ntfs-3g.org/. It worked fine at first. I was copying files over files from my OS X disk to V:/ when Finder froze. I wasn't doing anything unusual - I think iChat and Mail were open. The system locked up and the mouse was beach-balling. I waited about two minutes before I deemed it "frozen." I used cmd+alt+esc to relaunch Finder. Then, I unplugged the USB from my computer. I noticed that V:/ was still showing up on the desktop. I tried to eject V:/, but it didn't go away. So I restarted my computer and it went away. At that point, I plugged in the HD to continue working. When I got back onto the V:/, I noticed a couple things wrong. Only two files on the root directory appeared. Also, I no longer was able to write to the disk. Under Info, it showed the proper 381GB used, but I had no way of accessing them. The S:/ still had write-access. Disk Utility listed V:/ as NTFS and S:/ as NTFS-3G. In the syspref plugin, only the S:/ was listed under "Mounted NTFS-3G Volumes." I tried reinstalling the driver, but it did not help. I consider myself computer-savy, but I don't know that much about drives. I am thinking that I might have partition's settings or such, so I was wondering if anyone knows how to recover the data. Has anyone else had this problem before? Is there a quick, FREE fix?