On Fri, 6 Feb 2004 18:02:31 +0000, PsychicStickleBrick wrote:
> Some idiot just upgraded our Mac to Panther. It had a Lacie D2 200GB FW/USB
> external drive attached which now can no longer be accesed. Presumably it has
> been corrupted by the incompatibility issues as discussed on this NG and
> Can anyone please advise what the best course of action is and what are the
> chances of recovering the data (mainly large DV files)?
Chances are good, even if you update the firmware, and this requires a high
level format (if it is necessary).
> Looking for software to attempt data recovery, and/or UK companies who might
> be able to do it.
What you need is a data recovery program, two of the best programs I know of,
are: Data Rescue X (www.prosofteng.com) and Norton Utilities' Unerase
feature. Go for Data Rescue first, as it is more advanced than Norton.
> Note I am not an expert with Macs and don't have any experience of data
> recovery on Macs.
> Thanks in advance,
Do you have backups?
You should start backing up your data files to avoid this kind of situation.
Preferably to a removable disk or tape, eg. DVD-R/RAM, CD-R/RW. And do your
backups regularly, once a week should be enough for moderate use.
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