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OS 10.5 - Recovering Files from a Windows file system


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Hi,

my brother's PC recently just fell apart, so I'm trying to recover files from his harddrive. I'm using a Macbook Pro with Leopard. I've put my brother's HD into an external case and I'm opening it up on my Mac. I can view the folder's alright, but when I try to go into his Documents and into certain folders in the Program Files directory, the folders appear to be empty.

I was thinking this might have to do with a permissions thing, but in the info of the folders it said I could read. I've never had a problem viewing NTFS from my mac. Anybody have any insight?

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If the folders you're trying to view appear to be empty, then they probably are. You should be able to view files and folders on a drive formatted to NTFS from your MBP. NTFS is read only but if there's nothing to read...

If you have another PC available, attach the external case with his drive to the PC and try again.

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I agree with chscag- you should be seeing the files. You can do the following via Terminal to track them down by extension if they still exist:

find /Volumes/WINDRIVENAMEHERE -name "*.jpg" (jpg image files as an example).

They may be in a sub-folder under Recycler (under the root of C:.
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