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My Mac Won't Mount My Acomdata E5 Firewire External Hard Drive

My PowerBook G4 was having some problem so I restarted and when I did the Acomdata drive didn't mount to my desktop- I've tried using StellarPhoenix for Mac - it is able to get into the drive and create a tree of file types but when I recover the files as raw data most of the actual files are missing or in the case of photos are sometimes just thumbnails- any advice?? There is a lot of stuff on this drive that I really need to recover

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  • dmsnyc10 Sep 24, 2008

    I've tried using StellarPhoenix recovery software, it didn't work- the software you are suggesting is for a PC- I'm on a Mac

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There are many recovery software available online.

http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

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