I have a Mybook and when I connect the drive to my computer and got to the drive the drive has all my folders in it but when I try to open a folder and view my files my files are gone!?…how can I recover them?…i read somewhere that I can open the external drive and connect it to the motherbooard?…if so how is this possible I oopened the computer and none of the plugs match those with the external drive… please help i have some real valuable info in my drive
Let's not go getting hasty, there may be a way to fix this without cracking the sucker open
One way this may happen if is you gave all your files the execute flag, some samba implementations interpret the execute flag as indicating a "hidden file", or on directories it marks them as "browsable".
Do you have ssh access? Have you run any chmod a+x commands recently?