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    Hi from me to all users, this is my first post on this forum.

    I have a question about my external drive... Its an NTFS-3g formatted drive which I managed to get running using FinkComander and MacFuse.
    Upon switching on my Macbook Pro this morning to begin work I found that there are no files in the Drive, a Maxtor Basics 80gb USB Portable Media drive, yet it still shows that there is 11gb of data stored on the drive.

    I'm a little worried as I had spend last night moving important files onto the device to protect them, ironically it seems as though in doing so I could in fact have lost them? I hope somebody on this forum is able to tell me that there is a solution.

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    Re: My External Drive Is Hiding Its Contents!?

    i wonder if you have to activate the disk like you do on windows if its dynamic ?

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    Re: My External Drive Is Hiding Its Contents!?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    i wonder if you have to activate the disk like you do on windows if its dynamic ?
    I dont think so... The disk appears to be normal when scanned in disk utility and mounts and unmounts correctly. There is 11gb of data stored on the drive when I scan it by clicking "get info" however when I browse the device there are no files in it. I have managed to create folders in the drive which tells me that I'm able to not only to browse but read and write aswell


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    Re: My External Drive Is Hiding Its Contents!?

    open terminal and type in:
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    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
    Does anything appear on the drive now?

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    Re: My External Drive Is Hiding Its Contents!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    open terminal and type in:
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    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
    Does anything appear on the drive now?
    Yes... a folder named .Temporyitems another called .Trashes and one called .DS_Store

    No sign of the original contents tho... strange

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