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External Hard drive- uses up space, doesn't show files.


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I saved a lot of files on a Seagate hard drive. Everything was working perfectly, but then when I connected it to my laptop today, the files didn't show. I could see that the space was still in use, but there was only one file left. I thought they might be hidden, but that turned out to be wrong.. Please help!
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More info please....

Hard drive format? (FAT-32, NTFS, HFS+)

Your model\year Mac? and OS X?

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Hard drive format is NTSF

Mac's a Macbook Pro, OS X 10.5.8
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You said you saved files to a Seagate drive that was formatted to NTFS. Unless you saved the files from a PC running Windows, files can not be saved to a NTFS formatted drive from your MBP without using a third party driver.

If you're saying the files were saved from a PC and now you can't read them on your MBP, that's different. (OS X can read but not write to NTFS without using a third party driver.)

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I didn't open them on a PC at all, until after they stopped working. I've copied the files from another Seagate Hard drive via my Mac.
I have NTSF-3g installed.
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