Certain folders are not visible in my external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by boattalker, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. boattalker macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2014
    My computer crashed while I was downloading some torrents just now and when I restarted my computer, my whole downloads folder appeared empty, even though the available storage amount hadn't changed, indicating that the data was still there. After running Disk Recovery, I was able to get most of the data back, but there are still at least 59 folders missing, totalling around 19 GBl; that isn't including converted and copied versions of the folders that are missing from other directories within the HD. Unfortunately I don't have money for an overpriced recovery tool. Disk recovery detects the missing files in the index but says that they have "incorrect harldinks count" [sic]. It says either "Should be 4294901761 instead of 0" or "Should be 0 instead of 1". It then completes the recovery and says "Error: Disk Utility can’t repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files." I need to figure out what is going on here.
  2. boattalker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2014

    The hard drive just did the same thing with temporarily making my downloads unaccessible. What should I do? I would backup my files and restore the drive, but I have nowhere to back up my files, since this is my only hard drive.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    One of the methods to back up your files would be - getting another drive.
    External drives (which you might like to have now) are not that expensive, and may prove to be quite valuable to you now, eh?
    I don't like to rub salt in the wound, but if you have files on an external drive, it needs to be storage that is reliable. A second external will help that situation a lot.

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