Hard drive lost files

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

  1. tomacornottomac macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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