External Drive: Data on disk but not visible in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by netdog, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    I've got an old external 3TB disk that shows in finder as empty, but Get Info reports that there are 2.7TB in data on the disk. I'm assuming this was something in the trash when it was connected to my old Mini or something like that. In any case, any easy way in Finder (preferably) or Terminal to get the invisible data to show up as files? I suspect it's a copy of my media collection and I don't currently have another copy with me.
     
  2. Lunder89 macrumors 6502

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    If the files were in the trash on the old Mac mini, they should also be in your trash when you connect the drive to your current Mac.

    If you want to see hidden files, the app called OnyX have a feature to show hidden files. Just make sure to download the version of OnyX made for your OS.
     
  3. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

    netdog

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    Thank you.
     
  4. Lunder89 macrumors 6502

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    You are welcome. I take it that something worked?
     

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