1. BradM73's Avatar
    Hello all,

    To say that I am upset right now is an incredible understatement. You would think that with today's technology, external USB drive should be hot swappable. Anyway...

    Yesterday, I accidentally removed an external hard drive from my iMac before the ejection process was completed. Then I connected it to my PC to copy over some files when I received a message that the drive might have errors. Given then option, I chose for Windows to repair the files.

    Today, I realized that an important folder with over 200GB of data is gone from the drive. I'm completely screwed. I've got 7 months of work on there that I desperately need to recover or I can't even imagine what I'm going to do. Needless to say, I'm in absolute panic mode right now. The information there is very important. I'd appreciate any help that anyone could provide.

    To give some information about the hardware:

    The iMac is a 2011 running Mavericks.

    My PC is a high end Asus running windows 8.1.

    The external drive is a 2TB Western Digital Passport drive.

    If you need any other info, just ask.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

    09-16-2014 01:06 PM
  2. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    There are Authorized Apple Dealers who have on-site experts in retrieving data from drives. They might be able to help.
    And there's always the Genius Bar.
    09-16-2014 01:15 PM
  3. Mella's Avatar
    You could get app such as cisdem DataRecoveryfor Mac to do the recovering, but Im not sure all of your files can be recoveried.
    09-26-2014 05:05 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Hello from Motown
    By leftypepper716 in forum New to the Forums? Introduce Yourself Here!
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-14-2014, 04:49 PM
  2. Going from HTC one m8 back to the iPhone
    By Phillip Ibarra in forum iPhone 6
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-16-2014, 01:22 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-16-2014, 12:01 PM
  4. Apple Stores reportedly have new and improved strategies to help iPhone 6 buyers Friday
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-16-2014, 11:22 AM
  5. One drive and iCloud
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2014, 10:52 AM