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Old 19. May 2010, 06:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well I ran TestDisk and it helpfully told me that the drive was formatted in HFS (Mac OS file system) which is why my Windows machine was telling me the drive contained just unallocated space.
None of the other programs I mentioned earlier could tell me this.

I then used HFSExplorer to verify that indeed all the files appear present and correct - great news!

In this case it seems all that's needed is a new external HDD enclosure....and a more robust backup plan....and an external HDD formatted in FAT32 next time!

@Kendall, I'd still be interested in which commercial program you would have recommended if the need arose - PM please
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Good to read Sope, that TestDisk atleast gave you some helpful information. Good luck in recovering the data .
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Good luck in recovering the data .
Cheers.
With the HDD in a new enclosure, and connected up to the owner's Mac, all his precious photos are back!
Big sigh of relief.
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Great news Sope, glad to hear things worked out . Cheers indeed !!!
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PM sent. And, now I have to write more in order to post this message....
I sent one too. Was yours SpinRite or did I guess wrong?
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Dang! Not only is he a psychologist, he's now a psychic or a mind-reader....






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