I used my external hard drive that I purchased 2 yrs ago for a back up of my files that I have saved - Photos, emails and the like on my 25GB drive. All good so far. Backed up my new shiny win 7 laptop after initial boot ups, all files all OK. Did another back up today and after checking -all the files say (empty) and the backup didnt compleet. Now do I need to tell my wife I have lost a lot of family photos and the like or do I need to buy a cricket box and quality crash hat? OK, being serious, Have I lost all the photos or id there a recovery programme I can use... or ideas that may help.