Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!! The nightmare has just occurred... I put most of my picture files on an external HD and I have been meaning to get a second one as a back up but I didn't get around to it yet (i know, stupid!). Anyways, I just plugged in the 500gb hard drive which had about 100 gig of space left and now shows that it has about 200 gig free. I lost about 100 gig worth of photos. Has anyone successfully recovered photo files from their HD before? If so how and with what program? Thanks!