So I decided to change my CPU cooler today, which went fine, but I connected my external drives back and Windows screwed up the indexes.
3 of the drives wouldn't work in Windows saying it was inaccessible, but I was able to get it working again by running "chkdsk /F /R /X" in CMD. All the drives are working again, but now I've got random missing files in folders that have them numbered. For example, I had a folder of 300 photos and now there are 286, but the size of the folder is the same, so it's still there, but there's no index entry pointing to it.
Anyone know how to recover these files that are absent from the repaired entry.
Windows confused the drives and overwrote some portions of the index with another drive's index and now I'm in this mess. Now I remember why I didn't like external drives.