Need to recover data from a new maxtor hard drive
Posted on 2006-06-13
I purchased a new Maxtor external hard drive to store all of my music. After installing the software and plugging the hard drive in (via Firewire 400) I proceeded to copy all of my music over.
Things were fine at first and the music played fine. iTunes automatically changed it's destination folder accordingly and everything continued operating normally.
Then I tried downloading songs with iTunes for the first time using the new directory and I couldn't play any of the songs I downloaded. A few hours later I couldn't play any songs at all. The storage space hadn't change (the songs still took up memory on the drive), but I couldn't see the songs. Then, after restarting my computer I couldn't even find the hard drive!
I never formatted the drive before copying files over - so I think that might have something to do with it. But for now, all I need to do is recover the files.
Is there any sort of software that can help me that doesn't cost over $80?
Some useful Specs:
Computer: Older iMac
OS: Mac OS X Jaguar
Maxtor OneTouch II FireWire 800
Capacity: 300 GB