Hard drive lost files

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tomacornottomac, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. tomacornottomac macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2012
    I recently installed Mountain Lion on an external drive I was using as a file storage, but now, having put that drive into my computer the OS is no longer seeing the files I had backed up on the drive, I'm presuming because they're not in the file directory.
    Is there any way I can access these files in situ, or will I have to boot from another drive to retrieve them?
    Thanks for any help.
  2. bluespaceoddity macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    Were the files still -accessibly- on that External right After you installed Mountain Lion on it but Before you put the whole drive into your Computer?
  3. tomacornottomac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2012
    Thanks for the response and sorry for the slow reply.
    Yes, the files were still accessible, and there is a corresponding amount of space showing up as being 'used' on disk information about the drive, but no files being visible via the OS finder.

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