I stop using the drive almost straight away and it is not connected to the Mac anymore.
I do know there are programs to get data back but I don’t know what they are called? Or if anyone has had this embarrassing problem before and can recommend a good program, that would be wicked!
by the way I deleted about 47gig in total but have other backups of everything apart from 1 folder which would probly be around 7gigs...
and yes i do feel like an idiot