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Error code 43 and missing videos, please help!


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#1 DBag425

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:09 PM

Long story short,

 

I have an external HD hooked up to my older Mac Pro Duo Core Intel from around 2007.  I put a LOT of important video clips on this external HD for edit.  All was well, until the internal HD died, with a previous OS.  Once I got my comp up and running again (this time with Snow Leopard), I checked on the external, and found that about half my videos are now an "alias" file with zero kb, and produce an error code 43 whenever I click them!  Here's the thing, the one thing that ALL the alias files have in common, is that the titles have a / in them.  The rest of the videos that do not, still exist on there.

 

When I first got the external, I formatted it with Mac drivers, before I put the videos on there.  But since the internal HD crashed, the external now says "windows nt file system", and it won't allow me to store new videos onto it!  Here's my question, can I still somehow recover the alias/error code 43 videos?  The importance of being able to do so, is MASSIVE!  This would be a huge loss if not.  I spent the last 15 years getting these videos together for edit.

 

Please, please help!

 

Thank you.



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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 12:50 PM

Error 43 usually means the data is corrupted or deleted. However, it is also associated with backups to external drives. Do you have Time Machine enabled on the new Mac? Is TM trying to use this as the backup drive?



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 03:53 PM

Error 43 usually means the data is corrupted or deleted. However, it is also associated with backups to external drives. Do you have Time Machine enabled on the new Mac? Is TM trying to use this as the backup drive?

 

No, I don't have TM back up.  However, I ran a data recovery software on my drive, and was able to preview the missing data, so it's apparently still there, somewhere.  I just wonder if there's a way for me to manually locate it without having to pay for this software that's not guaranteed to work.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 04:06 PM

If it's apparently (re)formatted as NTFS, try connecting it to a Windows machine and see if the data is readable.

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 07:50 PM

Have you tried removing the "/" from the titles? 

I'd recommend you start creating backups of all your important files from now on.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:54 PM

Have you tried removing the "/" from the titles? 

I'd recommend you start creating backups of all your important files from now on.

yes, I've basically tried all the obvious potential solutions.






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