Why can’t I see data saved on my old Mac’s hard drive?

Rishu Goel October 12, 2012

I’m trying to access an old MacBook Pro hard disk on my MacBook Air. When I connect it via USB I can see folders, but not files. 220GB shows as used, but no data is visible. Are the files hidden somehow? How can I access them?

  1. Nikhil Chandak
    October 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

    this problem happened with me also in my pen-drive
    I had a software called "Advance System Care " of IOBIT , version 5
    there is a option called "toolbox" in it
    & there is a option of "disk explorer"
    then there open the drive which u connected via usb
    then it will show all the things in the drive (which are hidden, as well as not hidden )
    & in this way I founded all my hidden items in my pen-drive
    here is the download link
    or download from softpedia.com
    & the license of this software , u can get here (at makeuseof rewards program )

  2. davegeeit
    October 16, 2012 at 6:25 am

    May be chances are your MAC hard disk infected by anti virus.You need to repair the drive. Search on Google MAC Recovery Software, there are many companies providing a software with free trial version. But i would suggest you to try "Kernel for MAC" the demo version of software to recover data. With the help of this trial version you are able see the preview of recovered data.



  3. ha14
    October 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Disk Warrior

    Fix Permissions
    Open Terminal in the Utilities folder.
    sudo chflags 0 /volumes/*
    sudo chmod a+rx /volumes/*
    killall finder