Missing folders on external harddrive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mohrscircle, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. mohrscircle macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2011
    Hello folks. I apologize in advance if this question have been answered previously, but I didn't find anything when searching the forum.

    I have a mac mini, running Lion with 2 external HDD's from Western Digital (NTFS), which I run with Paragon NTFS 9.0.1.

    Yesterday I discovered that one of the HDD's were completely blank, except all folders, who were all intact. The other one functioned like usual, with all files/folders intact. I exchanged USB-cables, then the USB-ports but alas, no improvement.

    I booted W7 through bootcamp on the mini only to find both HDD's working like usual, with files and folders intact.

    Then I hooked the faulty HDD to my macbook (10.5, running Tuxera NTFS) and all the files were there!

    Any clues?

    Thank you in advance

    / a
  2. xt3rm macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2011
    Had the same problem!

    Installed Lion and Paragon NTFS.

    I then copied a folder named "Music" to a NTFS HDD, overwriting a folder named "music".

    A day later the "Music" folder is empty.

    I ended up reinstalling lion, and have not installed Paragon this time. I can now see both an empty "music" folder and also a "Music" folder containing all my files that I copied over. I didn't even know it was possible to have two folders with the same name with different cases.

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