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I have an Iomega 500GB USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive. I am running Mac OS X. I can't seem to restore any of my files (even recent ones). Any suggestions?

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    Thank you - this fix helped and I got my data back.

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Hi. You need to use special software on how to ercover your files. Please click here.

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