Hard Drives messed up directories...

brainfried

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Jan 25, 2012
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I bought a dual enclosure for 2 1T hard drives I'd been using for back ups, music library, etc. They worked fine before I put them in the new enclosure, but now they are 'unreadable' by any of my macs. Turns out the new enclosure was preset by OWC for Raid usage. I pulled them back out, hooked them up individually, no difference. The pop up window says 'Disk is unreadable 1 re initialize, 2 ignore, or 3)eject.' I know I'll lose everything if I re initialize. I tried Disk Warrior but it didn't see them either. They do show in the Disk Utility, but again, I don't want to wipe them.
Any ideas how to reset the directory?
 

waw74

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May 27, 2008
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you data may already be gone

the enclosure partitioned the drive as a raid, you may be able to restore the old partition table, or at least recover some of your files.

try something like testdisk to see if you can read them
 

brainfried

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Jan 25, 2012
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looking good....

I'm using FileSalvage v.7 and it seems to be working - I downloaded the trial, which only lets you see what is salvageable. It looks like the majority of it is there, so I bought the program ($89 plus tax/ship) and am in the process of pulling it from the drive. It's pulling 8mb per sec, so I'm looking at a couple hours to grab 65G's off of jpgs. It'll be interesting to see how they look - mp3's will be next.
 

skorpien

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Jan 14, 2008
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Glad you're able to salvage something, though in the future it might be a good idea to back up your data to avoid a similar situation. I know, hindsight is 20/20 and I may seem a little like a d-bag for pointing out the obvious, but just wanted to stress the importance of a decent backup solution.