Turned on iMac, and both external drives are empty...HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The.316, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. The.316 macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2010
    25100 GR
    Before leaving the house tonight, I powered down my iMac. I never do it, I always just put it to sleep, but tonight I powered it down. When I got home, both my WD external HDs were empty, and their icon on the desktop was changed to the original. Does anyone know WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED??? One is a 4tb drive, with 3tbs of movies, and the other was a 2tb drive, with all my work on it. Now they are both empty.



    You can see that they show 2tb and 4tb available, but I dont understand the part that says used. One shows 838mb used, the other 1.09gb used. What is that? Regardless, are my files gone?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That's odd. :eek:

    What do they look like in Disk Utility?
  3. aloyouis macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2011
    Make sure you logged in as YOU and not some default user.

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