Oh No, i might have lost my data.

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Oh No, i might have lost my data.

i have an iBokG3 with puny hard drive space, i tried using my Maxtor 160GB external hard drive on a windows XP operating system. It didn't show up in the 'my computer' menu (like other external hard drives), but said i need to install software. so i did and it still didnt work! The phrase would you like to format this disk now appeared so i quickly said no and ejected it. decided to burn lots of cd's instead. upon returning to my mac, the hard drive is not recognised, 'would i like to initialise?'->no thanks, would prefere to see it in the finder menu, with all 75GB of borrowed cd's and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series of family guy in it, not to mention all my lecture notes i really need for my finals coming up soon.
If anyone has any help which will end this terrifying experience with me not losing my data and not having to spend any money?!? I would be in your eternal debt, granting me a life full of music!
Many thanks
Henry

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try this...

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

this is a freeware app that i use to recover files for my clients. It is for Windows OS only.

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norton...

or try norton utilities for macintosh (if available). check the disk with disk doctor first, if that won't help try nortons volume recover tool. seems that some of the first sectors or the file allocation table have been erased by windows, so i think you will have a good chance to get your data back (no guarantee on that...).

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UM......

it seems to me that the only way i can solve the problemm is bby buying the Norton Utilities for mac with the disk doctor and volume recover tool... i cant see it for sale in anywear near my price range..does anyone have a cheaper method?
Thanks for the help... if i cant find software for free then that $100 will be worht it.

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You could tryn spinrite...but

You could tryn spinrite...but its not free.

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ah...

sorry, but i guess there is no real cheap solution if you want good software. but nevertheless you could google around for one, maybe there's something we don't know about. Wink

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that pc file recovery

IS freeware. Just go to the download page

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i dont have a pc

so if i run the software through a windows pc with my hard drive plugged in, i will be able to make it working normally on my macintosh? i dont wanna go installing stuff on a mates pc and causing them hassle for nothing. cheers for the help

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yes...

...it is free, but it's not for apple, it's windows based. that's the point. sorry!

btw, file inspector only works for pc based filesystems, fat16/32 and ntfs.

regards, chris

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Do you go to mates in toms ri

Do you go to mates in toms river new jersey?

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well..

I might be breaking some rules (and Tom, let me know or delete this post)

http://www.geocities.com/coiuspcrepair/business.html

Contact me at pledoux@gmail.com
BTW: I carry most tools for doing this...
I also work with 50/68/80 pin SCSI

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quite cheap

you are quite cheap, in my company you would have to pay a little bit more Wink

ah, your "go back to homepage" button doesn't work... just to mention...

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k thx

i will fix that now
thx for telling me that
like i said, the webpage is still in progress

EDIT: "back to main page" is fixed

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