Hey So I have an external HD 500 GB and I had some data on it prior to getting my macbook pro. I finally hooked it up and set up time machine to do manual backups when I please. So I have done a couple of time machine backups of all the data on my machine, but when I went searching for some old stuff off of the HD that I never had on my mac, it seems to have been erased. When I connect the HD, first of all, the old icon that used to show up is now replaces with a "timemachine backups" icon/label. I am guessing that it because it is now associated with time machine. Also, the only files in there stem from an initial backups option and they lead to the different dates I backed up. Is my old stuff gone? Or is it somewhere I cannot seem to locate? Thanks in advance for the help.