External Harddrive ate my files

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RonelEllis, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. RonelEllis macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2009
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I am a rookie in Mac. I have a lot of multimedia which I store on external harddrives. Recently I have experienced my iMac freezing on me, specially when I am accessing the harddrives using my frontrow application. Eventually I got a database error when receiving mail to my Entourage. It was suggested that I repair permissions using the disk utility. This I did, however it never actually repairs anything, it just lists the stuff where the permissions differ. Anyway, straight after I 'repaired' permissions, my harddrive showed empty. No files left!!! 1TB data gone :confused:.

    the way I understand it, it is a possibility that the file that lists the addresses of all the files on the disk may be the one that was wiped. I am hoping the data is still there and that someone has a nifty tool that will sniff it out for me.

    All you great people with nifty tools, please help!!!
  2. munkees macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
    been though this once, file salvage work wonders for me.

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