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Its NTFS. I can access the disk fine, its just this one folder that appears to have become corrupt.
Oh, when you download TestDisk, there is a program called photorec. Run that program and follow the instructions. It will try to recover files. You should save the files to another hard drive.
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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?
Noo, I've had this HDD before I had a Mac so it had everything on it. Plus I need Windows to be able to RW to it too. So I just never formatted it, kept it as NTFS

I've always been able to access the drive on both OS's. Its just this 1 folder on the drive that has vanished
    
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Oh, when you download TestDisk, there is a program called photorec. Run that program and follow the instructions. It will try to recover files.
Running it now. Is there a way so I dont have to wait for it to recover everything on the drive?
    
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Running it now. Is there a way so I dont have to wait for it to recover everything on the drive?
I do not think it can because it seems the Master File Table (MFT) on your drive is partially corrupted from your description. MFT is like a map for the locations of all your files. The files in that folder are missing from that "map." The program has to scan the whole drive.
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Ok well that started making a mess of my OS lol.

I've just realised i've got bootcamp so Im in windows downloading Acronis True Image.

Will give that a go
    
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Ok im struggling

I cant find this Acronis Data Recovery program
    
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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..
Those go bad after a few years as well.

Best way is storing all your data in two or more locations.

What filesystem was on the external? That can play a big part in how corruption affects the data on it. It's easy to recover data if it was formatted with a windows filesystem.

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Its NTFS. I can access the disk fine, its just this one folder that appears to have become corrupt.
Yes.

The folder became corrupt, but probably not the files.

Have you tried running chkdsk on the drive (from Windows) to see if it fixes anything? Maybe even run the thorough scan.

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Download acronis data recovery and use that to get all data it can find off there.
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Ok im struggling

I cant find this Acronis Data Recovery program
I think he meant EaseUS Data Recovery.

Recuva would probably also work fine for a problem like this.
     
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Those go bad after a few years as well.

Best way is storing all your data in two or more locations.

What filesystem was on the external? That can play a big part in how corruption affects the data on it. It's easy to recover data if it was formatted with a windows filesystem.


Yes.

The folder became corrupt, but probably not the files.

Have you tried running chkdsk on the drive (from Windows) to see if it fixes anything? Maybe even run the thorough scan.



I think he meant EaseUS Data Recovery.

Recuva would probably also work fine for a problem like this.
One of my friends recomended me this and its working thanks

Its just taking a long time.
    
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