I recently reformatted a computer and installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on two different hard drives (sdd and sdc, respectively). Following the install, I noticed that another hard drive, sde, had gone from having 2.2 TB used (my TV collection) and around 600gb free space left to having 8 gb left of free space. The size of the files hasn't changed, there's no extra partitions listed by either Windows Disk Management or gparted. In addition to the free space issues, Windows is only showing a few of the folders in the homegroup at all, and those only show up for the first few minutes after a reboot, after which they are no longer accessible from all the rest of the computers in my house.
I started t/s with the usual method of googling my problem worded a few different ways and even tried to search the forums, but all that turned up was people with no idea how to partition their disk drives. I don't have an extra 2 TB of space, only about 800 gb oustide of sde, so I can't move the files to another disk for temporary storage and reformat the drive.
Does anyone know what happened? How can a fresh OS install affect a hard disk drive it didn't change? Can I get my disk space back and homegroup working again?
Thanks for any help!!!