I have a external hard drive that I used to rarely use, the last times being back in December 2013 as Time Machine backups back when I had a MacBook Pro. Since, I've gotten rid of my laptop and have only had an iPhone and iPad. It was during this time I accumulated a ton of photos and videos shot from both iOS devices. I extracted and saved the files on my external hard drive in a folder titled "travel" upon connecting it to a friend's MacBook Pro. This folder titled Travel was next to a folder titled "something.backups" (I only remember the extension right now) (Presumably the Time Machine backup seeing as I could venture into this .backup folder and access my expected OSX folders. Also, I should note that my external hard drive has always required a password in order for it to show up on a Mac. I'm always prompted to input my password immediately after connecting it via USB. However at one point, the external hard drive stopped prompting for me to put it in my password, or even show up on my desktop or finder. This external hard drive did appear in Disk Utility, however it was a grayed out option. This led me to purchase Disk Drill & (then) Data Rescue and do a Scan & Recover which took a better part of 7 hours to complete. The latter displayed my "travel" folder with the videos and photos within, however upon attempting to open and view any of these files I receive this (pictured). I feel so close in my attempts to recover this information. Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you! The bigger issue is getting this external hard drive to show up somewhere else besides Disk Utility and not grayed out, granting me access to my files... but alas right now i'm settling in just retrieving the media from this folder.