Hello, Recently for work, I have been filming roads with a Canon G3 camera. After each road, they have been downloaded and edited. I put these files on a 200 GB maxtor hard drive. I have 125 GB of edited film clips that I cannot pull off of the drive. I didn't have back up capabilities. This once happened before and I had to start all over. Fortunately, it was at the beginning of the editing process, so I didn't have to do too much over. But this last time, I had filled the drive up and I was in the process of burning the clips to DVD. This past week, I couldn't get into the drive. When I called maxtor, they told me it was a problem with Microsoft and NTFS. They said that windows was not recognizing the partition. I have tried to use data recovery software, but since each clip is anywhere from 1 GB to 9 GBs, it takes a very long time. One clip would take about 2 weeks to recover. Another data recovery place wants $100 to look at the drive and anywhere from $700 to $2300 to recover it. I don't know if this is my last chance, but we might have to bite the bullet and pay the high fee since it took me over 2 months of work to do and that is about how much they would have to pay me to do it over again. I don't know what to do. Any help on this would be appreciated. I will check back to responses and ideas, but feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to voice any ideas you may have. I appreciate your time. I have tried both with USB and firewire. Data Recovery shows the files but they cannot pull them off without locking before completion. When I go to My Computer, the drive is visable when connected to firewire, but the size of the drive and the size of available disk space remaining is blank. When connected to USB, the drive doesn't show up, but it does show it being connected in the task bar with the proper icon on the bottom right.