I can't find my G Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bluvbot, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. bluvbot macrumors newbie

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    So, I let someone else use my G Drive to transport some files I had, and when I got it back I saw that he didn't eject it properly and now I can't find it on my sidebar at all and it isn't showing up on any searches on my macbook air. Is there a way I can retrieve all the files that were on my G Drive?
     
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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    To retrieve files, that have been deleted and also been emptied from the Trash or are on unrecognisable partitions or HDDs or on accidentally formatted partitions or HDDs, you can use

    • Data Rescue 3 - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • FileSalvage - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • DiskDrill - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (79 USD)
    • Nice To Recover - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (69.95 USD)

    And next time you lend your HDD to someone, insist on properly ejecting the drive.
    While Windows does not give you an error message while just unplugging a drive, properly ejecting (normally unknown to Windows users I guess) is the safer way, as the user might not know of any ongoing communication with the OS and the drive.
    I also ejected several drives in Mac OS X by just unplugging them and getting the appropriate message, but in most cases, the drive was not damaged.
     

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