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Important folder has vanished from my external..

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I've got a Buffalo 1TB external drive that I use to keep all my personal stuff on - Videos, Photos, Work, Programs, Backups etc.

I've just gone onto it to find my videos folder has vanished (Im on OSX btw) So at the moment it looks like i've lost years of footage of family holidays etc.

Now I plugged this into a Windows PC and the folder is there, however when trying to access it, it says it fails as it cannot find it as it may have been moved to another location or somewhere on a network where it is unavailable (you know the usual Windows box)

Anyway Im pretty confident the data is still there as the used disk space on the drive hasn't changed. Is there anyway I can recover this data, its really important too me?
    
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I'd say that it could be corrupted data.

I'd personally do a disk scrape to get it back off and back it up from there. Download acronis data recovery and use that to get all data it can find off there.

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I'd say that it could be corrupted data.

I'd personally do a disk scrape to get it back off and back it up from there. Download acronis data recovery and use that to get all data it can find off there.

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Is there an OSX equivilant?

This is my second HDD i've had in 4 years thats corrupted. Becoming a joke.

Currently looking at the best way of storing photos. I'm thinking CD/DVD's for individual events and storing them in a fireproof box..
    
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Ah

I forgot you're using OSX.... Let me have a look..

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Is there an OSX equivilant?

This is my second HDD i've had in 4 years thats corrupted. Becoming a joke.

Currently looking at the best way of storing photos. I'm thinking CD/DVD's for individual events and storing them in a fireproof box..
I use multiple hard drives and upload pictures to Dropbox/SugarSync.
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I use multiple hard drives and upload pictures to Dropbox/SugarSync.
I use Google Picasa for most stuff but my internet connection is quite slow for things like this so a local copy is really useful.
    
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post #7 of 18
Do you know what filesystem the disk was formatted in? You could try TestDisk (it is free).
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Its NTFS. I can access the disk fine, its just this one folder that appears to have become corrupt.
    
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Inb4 its all your fault computers are perfect.
    
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post #10 of 18
Wait..... you formatted an external drive, for a mac, with NTFS and not HFS? Does the external drive show up on your mac? Have you tried to repair disk permissions?
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