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Recover Partition - Mac

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by ace2109, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. ace2109

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 28, 2002

    Posts: 2,404

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Hi Guys,
    I have an external drive that wouldn't let me copy two video files of it onto another drive. I tried multiple computers and cables and concluded it was a damaged drive. I could open the files and watch them right through, I just couldn't copy them onto another drive as a backup.

    Stupidly I ran First Aid via Disk utility and this failed causing the drive to not show up at all when plugged in. I used EaseUS Recovery and can see the files are all still in place, however when I try to recover the two files that wouldn't copy in the first place, the process fails.

    Its not a great solution, however, if I am able to watch the files I can simply record them to an external recorder again, the problem is I need the drive to show up on my computer to allow me to do this.

    Am I right in thinking if I recover the partition using some software that the files will appear?
  2. paradigm


    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,592

    Location: Staffordshire

    Try testdisk, it should be able to find any existing HFS/HFS+ volumes.