Folder gone after error 43 while copying (NTFS partition under Paragon NTFS)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ScreenOfDeath, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. ScreenOfDeath macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2012
    Hello Apple users. I been doing some research for several days to understand what happened to some of my folders residing in my external hard drive. I´ll try to give as much information to seek for help since most of the topics related to error -43 point to Recovery Software solutions (mainly posts with marketing focus).

    I have an external hard drive SeaGate Free Agent Desktop 500GB which is formated in NTFS file system. I been using this hard disk without any problems under Microsoft OS, until I switched to Mac OS.

    Since Mac OS doesn´t support NTFS modification directly, I installed Paragon NTFS so I could modify files within my MacBook Pro. After trying to move a folder from one location to another (within the same hard disk) I got an error 43, after clicking on Ok to continue, the folder disappeared. I been trying to locate it within the Trash Folder, showing hidden files, I even tried some recovery software that could show up lost of deleted files in Hard Disk but nothing worked to get the folder back.

    I would like to know if some of you have experienced this error before and if you have any ideas where I could locate the folder or where could it go after showing that error, or any procedures to recover my lost folders. Thanks for your help, any additional information you require I´ll be glad to share it.
  2. RikVok, Jul 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012

    RikVok macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Berlin / Germany
    hi, i got the same problem today.

    at first sorry for my bad english :rolleyes:

    i don't know exactly what happend but...
    i use checkdisk (chkdsk) in the command line tool on windows to fix the problem.

    chkdsk h: /f
    h: is the letter for my drive you have to use your drive letter
    maybe chkdsk h: /f /r is better but it runs for hours the first one should fix the problem

    after that all my lost files and folders are back

    maybe there is a way to do this with OS X's Disk Utility but i don't know how because i try the windows thing first and it works

    hope this helps

  3. ScreenOfDeath thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2012
    Solution Worked

    Don´t worry about the english, isn´t my first language either.

    The solution worked perfect. I did some research about figuring out how to do the CHKDSK on Mac but couldn´t find a quick and decent explanation so I went directly to my Parallels Desktop Microsoft Windows and tried your solution. Thanks for helping me out of this one, I really appreciate it.:)

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