External Harddrive Problems

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  1. mikewitzel macrumors newbie

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    When i open my external hardrive in Finder there seems to be no files on it, but when i open up "Get Info" it says that there is almost 90gb of files on it. Any idea of how to get my files back?
     
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    Have you checked Finder > select external HDD >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
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  3. mikewitzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What does it say under FORMAT?
     
  5. mikewitzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it says "windows nt file system" i recently switched over to an imac when my pc crashed
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    That is also called NTFS, and it can be read by Mac OS X.
    Can you make a screenshot of the empty Finder window and the Get Info window (CMD+SHIFT+4 > SPACEBAR) and attach them to your next post?

     
  7. mikewitzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here are the screen shots
     

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  9. mikewitzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried to install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X but it wouldnt work, the files are still invisible. the file above the external hardrive is just a setup driver for the external harddrive.
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    NTFS-3G is not needed to READ NTFS formatted HDDs.
    What about the Terminal trick? Do you have access to another Mac or Windows PC?
     
  11. mikewitzel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what is this Terminal Trick you speak of? I tried to open on my brother's PC aswell, it said there was 90gb of used space but nothing was showing in the actual file.
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    THIS:
    And where there files on that HDD?
     

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