Hey there!!! I have a very good news!! You might be able to find this helpful as well.
My hubby was able to recover files on my ehd!! Remember my story about my new ehd that I wasn't able to open for months? Yep. Thanks to my hubby, he found recuva on the internet and was able to recover my files. Although not all files were recovered, but those unrecovered files were not so important like screen shots and from my download folder. I wish to post a screen shot of what happened but I don't know yet how to on my desktop. Yipeee!! I'm really happy for the start of this year :)