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I use all PowerPC Macs. I was just using the external harddrive last night and this morning at home. I traveled to a different place with it. I plugged in the Rocpro 850 and turned it on. There is nothing in it, zero. I ejected it and plugged into a different Mac and there is still nothing in it. When I "Get info" it says that the "capacity" is 749GB and the same amount is "available". I cannot think of anything that my have erased it. What can I do? Is there recovery software available for Mac?

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  • print5300 Apr 06, 2011

    Thank you very much silentbob417. I researched the web some more and read that Data Rescue for Mac can be helpful. I purchased Data Rescue over a year ago so I did a "Deep Scan," which took 15 hours. Data Rescue found files to recover but only about 20% of what I had on the drive. Can Disk Warrior do better than Data Rescue? AND can I use Disk Warrior after using Data Rescue? Thanks again.

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Try opening Disc Utility and verify the disc this will check to see if there are any errors with the drive.
There is software for Mac OS X called Disc Warrior which can also repair hard drives which have become corrupt. http://www.alsoft.com/diskwarrior/index.html

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

  • silentbob417 Apr 06, 2011

    I have not used Data Rescue for Mac so I am unsure of how Disc Warrior would work after Data Rescue has run. I have used Disc Warrior to fix my OS drive on my MacBook Pro that disc check and disc utility couldn't repair and I lost no data. Based on my experience with Disc Warrior I would recommend giving it a try.

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