Apologies if this is the wrong place to be asking this. I'm brand new to the forums, and to Macs, if truth be told. Recently my Hard Drive just stopped working. I had to take it to the Apple Store and get it replaced - it was under warranty - and this was fine, I now have a new HDD. BUT I have no data. The last Time Machine backup was August (my own stupid fault), but every time I try and locate all my old data, I simply cant access it. It just seems to have disappeared. When I backed up, it definitely ran a complete back-up, and everything was successful - or so it said. I had over 100 GBs of music and 1000s of photos, but these appear to be nowhere in sight on the TM Backup. What's more, the amount of space being taken up on the disk is only about 16GB?? It looks like it has only backed up the Applications folder - but it definitely backed up the whole machine when I ran it back in August, of that I'm sure. I didn't realise (again) that it would have to reformat my external HDD to Mac file system to do this - I thought TM just back up files and took and image copy of the current hard drive. So, if I HAVE lost all my data - and it looks that way - I'm guessing there is no way of accessing the rest of my hard drive again on any machine other than a Mac, now it's clearly been formatted with the Mac file system? I really hope someone can help. Thanks for listening to my ramblings. I'm at a loss.