Urgent: Files missing after Disk Repair

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by LastLine, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Hi all,

    Just did a verify and repair on my external hard drive - after which I can't see any of the files. When I re-repair I get this

    Anyone know what I can do? the external is NTFS formatted, but I have software installed to read NTFS formatted drives. Plugging the disk into windows is equally fruitless. Obviously something's still there as 855gb is being read in 16854 files (this is about right for the disk pre-disaster)

    Help!
     
  2. macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

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    Have you tried using undelete applications to recover your data? Considering it's already gone, I don't think there's any harm in trying to undelete stuff.

    BTW... What did you used to repair/verify your drive?
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you try to repair a NTFS drive in OS X? That's just asking for trouble (especially if you have a extension installed to give write access).

    What happens when you plug the drive into a Windows machine or boot camp partition?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Because I didn't know any better...nowhere is it made 'obvious' that such a thing could cause trouble. Windows refuses to see the files too (though again reports disk space in use).

    Yeah, running Data Recovery 3 now - only another 24 hours left lol. No idea where I'll put the stuff if I find it :-/ Ran through Disk Utility.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    I have the same situation. I made a disk repair on mac for my portable hdd, and after that i have like 4 important folders missing. After that cant fiind them neither on win7 or lion...
    I made chkds, scaninng recovery delete... etc

    Any help... PLS!
     

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